Silvia M. Marchiori is a PhD student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She received a master's degree in philosophy from Ca' Foscari University in Venice and a diploma in archival sciences and paleography from the State Archive of Venice. Merging the standpoint of intellectual history with the emerging focus on practical procedures, her PhD project examines the reception of Cornelius Celsus' De medicina in the Middle Ages and the early modern age. By exploring the encounters of textual transmission and practical medical applications, her research enforces the elision of boundaries between learning and practice. Her work explores the overlooked and unexpected consequences of medical humanism, focusing on hybrid case studies where De medicina emerged as a meaningful text for topics that are not immediately considered to pertain to the canonical definition of academic humanism nor to the standard accounts of vernacular, mechanical knowledge.