Noga Arikha

Noga Arikha, raised in Paris and based in London and New York, was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the Bard Graduate Center, NYC (2006-07) and at Bard College, NY (2003-06). In 2002-03 she was a Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York. During 2007-08 she is based in Bologna, Italy.

She received from the Warburg Institute both her MA in Renaissance Studies (1996) and her PhD (2001), which traced a history of the mind-body problem in the late seventeenth century.

Her subsequent research likewise has drawn together epistemology, the history of ideas and the mind sciences. Her first book, Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours, published in June 2007 by Ecco (HarperCollins), explores the history of humoural theories and analyses the status of scientific explanations of the human mind. You can visit her website at