Antonella Sannino is a historian of philosophy with a primary interest in magic, alchemy, and science. As fellow at the Science History Institute, she will continue her research on hermetic magic and alchemy, focusing on the appeal of the Hermetic and Neoplatonic tradition in the Latin Middle Ages, particularly in England, France, and Germany. She has authored several essays on the topic and has produced critical editions of important Hermetic texts. She has also edited Italian translations of selected texts on natural and talismanic magic.
Sannino specialized in history and philosophy of science at University College London and at Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, receiving her PhD from Università degli Studi in Lecce. In addition to being an associate professor of history of medieval philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” (UNIOR) in Naples, Italy, she has been a visiting professor at Hill Museum Monastic Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, and Francis Yates Fellow at Warburg Institute of London. She also held a postdoctoral grant at Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.