Didi van Trijp is a historian of the material and visual culture of science, with a particular focus on natural history in the early modern period. At the Science History Institute, she looked into illustrative practices in natural history, in particular the use of specific techniques for conveying and mimicking lifelikeness in drawings.

Didi earned her PhD at Leiden University in 2021 with a dissertation on early modern fish books. During this research, she was the recipient of the Lisa Jardine Research Award of the Royal Society and the Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Fellowship at the Francke Foundations in Halle an der Saale.