Xiaona Wang is a historian of early modern science, with particular interests in scientific, philosophical, medical, and religious thought in early modern Europe. As a short-term fellow at the Science History Institute, she is working on her book project examining the historical background to the various “occult” traditions that Isaac Newton embraced and incorporated into his natural philosophy.

Wang received her PhD from Edinburgh University in April 2019. She is currently the Susan Manning Postdoctoral Fellows at Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, which she has combined with a Society for Renaissance Studies postdoctoral fellowship over the same period. She has also held positions at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), the Warburg Institute, and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.