MANOLIS PATINIOTIS is a professor at the department of Sociology, Athens University. He is also a member of the academic committee of the postgraduate program Science Communication of the Hellenic Open University. He received his BA from the department of Physics, Athens University and continued with graduate studies in history and philosophy of science. He received his PhD from the interuniversity Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – National Technical University of Athens). From 2002 to 2021 he was a professor at the department of History and Philosophy of Science, Athens University, where he taught courses in history of modern science, historiography of science and technology, and digital studies. His research included the impact of Newtonianism on the intellectual environments of the 18th century, the appropriation of 17th- and 18th-century natural philosophy by the scholars of the European periphery, and the application of information technology in historical inquiry. He participated in the construction of the digital libraries Hellinomnimon and Katoptron (dlab projects) and of the interactive research platform mapping the enlightenment. He is a founding member of the international research network STEP (Science and Technology in the European Periphery).