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Anne Ricculli

Instructor of History

History and Anthropology
Howard Hall

Anne Ricculli

I teach undergraduate History of Science and Technology, Environmental History, and Public Health at Monmouth University, and previously taught biology and environmental science.

I present my research on the visualization of coral and coral reefs at conferences including History of Science Society (2016-2019), International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2021) and the American Museum of Natural History. My current book project looks at the public understanding of the geology of coral in Victorian Britain.


PhD, History and Culture, Drew University

MA, Museum Studies, New York University

BS Biology (Honors), Seton Hall University




Ricculli, Anne M. “Reading Coral in the Age of Darwin.” Ph.D. diss., Drew University, 2018. UMI 10793019.

Scholarly Articles

Ricculli, Anne. “Curating History in the COVID19 Era: Philadelphia Epidemics and Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Medical Education.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 22, no. 1 (Spring 2021): 45-52.

Book Reviews:

Ricculli, Anne. “Book Review of Tracy R. Worrell, Disability in the Media: Examining Stigma and Identity (The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2018).” Journal of Popular Culture 52 no. 3 (June 2019): 733-735.

Ricculli, Anne. “Book Review of Elizabeth Ellcessor, Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation (NYU Press, 2016).” Journal of Popular Culture 50, no. 5 (October 2017): 1155-1157.

Ricculli, Anne. “Book Review of Jonathan Coopersmith, Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015).” H-Sci-Med-Tech, H-Net Reviews. Online. (April 2016).

Presentations/Invited Talks

2021. “Imagining Submarine and Subterranean Coral: Geology and the Economics of Marine Fossil Remains, Penny Magazine (1833).” 26th International Congress, International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Prague (virtual).

2021. “From Periodical to Edition Bound: Darwin, Murray, and the Circulation of The Voyage of the Beagle.” The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Philadelphia (virtual).

2020.“Curating History in the COVID19 Era: Philadelphia Epidemics and Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Medical Education.” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the CLIR-funded project For the Health of the New Nation (FHNN) through a partnership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries. Philadelphia (virtual).

2019. “The Collected Letters of Sarah Maria Smythe: Communicating Darwin’s Coral Growth Theory to Belfast Readers, Ten Months in the Fiji Islands (1864).” History of Science Society. Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2018. “Darwin’s Drawings: The Victorian Geological Field Guide and Imperial Resource Management.” History of Science Society. Seattle.

2017. “When Coral was British: Tracing Victorian Ownership through International Exhibition Narratives, 1851-1862.” Panel sponsored by the Stanford University Natural Things Project. History of Science Society. Toronto.

2016. “‘See Mr. Darwin’s Journal, in the Colonial Library’: An Education in Coral Geology for Mid-Victorian Era Readers.” History of Science Society. Atlanta.


Under review. Ricculli, Anne. “Complicating the Oral History Narratives: Ophelia Settle Egypt, Jitsuichi Masuoka, and the Creation of Unwritten History of Slavery (1945).” In American Contact: Intercultural Encounter & The History of the Book, edited by Glenda Goodman and Rhae Lynn Barnes. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Professional Associations

Ocean Working Group of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 

International Commission of the History of Oceanography

History of Science Society (HSS) Collections, Archives, Libraries, and Museums Caucus

History of Science Society (HSS) Women’s Caucus

Additional Information

Academic and University Service

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). 

Invited Mentor and Presentation Reviewer, International Student Conference on Conservation Science, 2018-2021

National Science Foundation (NSF), History of Science Proposal Reviewer, Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, 2016


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Environmental History (HS 173)
  • Human Gods: Science, Technology, and Culture in History (HS 108)

Recently Taught Classes

2021 Fall

2021 Spring

  • Human Gods: Science, Technology, and Culture in History - HS 108
  • United States History II - HS 202

2020 Fall

  • Human Gods: Science, Technology, and Culture in History - HS 108

2020 Spring

  • Environmental History - HS 173

2019 Fall

  • Environmental History - HS 173

2019 Spring

  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II - HS 102