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Since 1987 he has been co-founder (with F. Vetrano) and then Scientific Curator (1994) of the Historical Collection of Scientific Instruments preserved in the Physics Cabinet: Urbino Museum of Science and Technology of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. The Museum is the oldest scientific institution of the University of Urbino (founded in 1800) which currently houses a peculiar and very rare Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments dates from the second half of the 18th century to the early 20th century. Since 2001 he has been an assistant professor in History of Physics (S.S.D. FIS/08) at the same University. His main research activities focus on the History of Physics in general and the History of Scientific Instruments. He currently teaches at the University of Urbino the following courses: "History of Scientific Instruments” at the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences (DiSPeA) and "Elements of Physics and Didactics of Physics" at the Department of Humanities (DISTUM). From 2006 to 2012 and 2015 to 2021 he is a member of the SISFA Board (Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy). During the years 2015-2021, he also has held the position of SISFA National Secretary.
Mantovani, R., Bartolotta D. (2019). A Forgotten Italian Physicist at the Turn of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The Sicilian Giovanni Silio Borremans. Advances in Historical Studies, Vol. 8, No. 4, September 2019, pp. 148-174. DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2019.84012.
Mantovani, R. (2019). Clockmakers, makers and collectors of scientific instruments in Verona in the first half of the 19th Century. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference. Bari 2017 (edited by Benedetta Campanile, Lucia De Frenza, Augusto Garuccio). Pavia: Pavia University Press, pp. 123-134.
Mantovani, R. (2019). Before Foucault: the proofs of the Earth's rotation. Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science, 7, December 2019, pp. 58-69. ISSN 2526-2270. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24117/2526-2270.2019.i7.05
Mantovani, R., Esposito S., Fregonese L. (Edited by, 2020). Proceedings of the 38 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for the History of Physics and Astronomy. Atti del XXXVIII Convegno Annuale della Società Italiana degli Storici della Fisica e dell'Astronomia (SISFA). Messina, Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Reggio Calabria, 3-6 Ottobre 2018, Edited by Salvatore Esposito, Lucio Fregonese, Roberto Mantovani. Pavia: Pavia University Press, pp. I-XVII; 1-280.
Mantovani, R. (2020). Angelo Secchi. L'Unità delle Forze Fisiche. Saggio di Filosofia Naturale, Roma 1864 (scheda storico-scientifica). Between Heaven and Earth. The Scientific Adventure of Angelo Secchi. Catalogue of the Virtual Exhibition (Bilingual English/Italian edition edited by Chinnici I.), Napoli: Arte'm, pp. 121-122.
Mantovani, R. (2021). Making and collecting instruments in fair Verona: the case of the Italian amateur scientist Gaetano Spandri (1796-1859). Quaderni di Storia della Fisica (in Press).
Mantovani, R. (2021). Physics, Neo-Thomism and Mosaic Cosmogony at the Roman College: the case of the Jesuit Giambattista Pianciani. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Teaching Science (18-19 June 2019; Messina, Italy). Special Issue of Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti. Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Vol. 99, Suppl. No 1, pp. 1-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1478/AAPP.99S1A2;