Clément Godbarge

Clément Godbarge is a historian with a background in political science and Italian philology. His research focuses on the relations between science and statecraft in early-modern Europe. In his doctoral dissertation, which he defended in 2017 at New York University, he examines through the life and works of Filippo Cavriana (1536-1606), the last physician of Catherine de’ Medici, how doctors embedded at the courts of sixteenth-century France, Italy, and Spain promoted themselves as political experts of a new genre. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Commission and the Renaissance Society of America. Clement now works as a lecturer in the Department of History and as a postdoctoral scholar at the Making and Knowing Project. In his spare time, he also works on the digital humanities, trying to devise the best way to make historical archives accessible to all.