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Dr. Nicolo Ludovice
Lecturer Nicolo Ludovice


BA, MA Ateneo de Manila University; PhD HKU


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Nicolo Ludovice is a historian of animals, food, and health, with the Philippines as a geographical focus. His research interests broadly cover the history of science, technology, and medicine, including biomedicine, public health, zoonoses, and foodways, the Spanish-American Empires, and human-animal relations. For his PhD thesis, he examined the history of animals in medicine and health in the nineteenth- and the twentieth-century Philippines.




Current Research Project


Nicolo is currently working on the history of dairy animals and dairying in the Philippines. He is also completing a project that examines the linkages of athletic animals, health, and the ethics of care.








"The Ice Plant Cometh: The Insular Cold Storage and Ice Plant, Frozen Meat, and the Imperial Biodeterioration of American Manila, 1900-1935." Global Food History 7, no. 2 (2021): 115-139. DOI: 10.1080/20549547.2021.1921466


"Covid-19 as a Zoonotic Moment: Placing the Animal at the Forefront of the History of Pandemics." Working Papers in Critical Disaster Studies. Series I: Historical Approaches to Covid-19, No. 2. Initiative for Critical Disaster Studies, New York University: New York, 2020.


"The Carabao and the Encounter of the Law in Nineteenth-Century Philippines." Society & Animals 27, no. 3 (2019) 307-26. DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341557.


Review of Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia, edited by Hans Pols, C. Michele Thompson, and John Harley Warner. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 14 (2020): 177-181. DOI: 10.1215/18752160-7498555.




Teaching Course


  • HIST2190 Animals in History
  • HIST2194 Food and Empire in Colonial Asia
  • HIST4015 The Theory and Practice of History