Register: 10th Annual Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Post-Graduate Workshop: “Society and the Creation of (al)Chemical Knowledge”

November 28-30, 2019, The Ritman Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hosted by the Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thursday, 28 November 2019
18:00 Public Lecture by Megan Piorko, Dissertation Fellow, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine
“The Secret Rosicrucianist State of Arthur Dee’s Fasciculus Chemicus”
Chaired by Dr. Peter Forshaw, Head of the Ritman Research Institute

Friday, 29 November 2019
10:30 Lyke de Vries, Junior Research Fellow, Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
“Between Academic Integrity and Confessionalization: Andreas Libavius’ Study of the Rosicrucian Manifestos”

11:15 Fabiana Lopes da Silveira, Doctoral Candidate in Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford
“In the Melting Pot: The Self-presentation of Alchemical Knowledge in the Letter from Isis to Horus”

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Sarah Lang, Doctoral Candidate in Digital Humanities, Zentrum f. Informationsmodellierung
“On alchemical language: Connecting the dots between expert knowledge and Decknamen using digital methods”

13:45 Umberto Veronesi, Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
“The Old Ashmolean Museum and Oxford’s Seventeenth-century Chymical Community: A Material Culture Approach”

14:30 Coffee break followed by a roundtable discussion

15:30 Keynote Presentation by Dr. Marieke Hendriksen, Senior Researcher at NL Lab, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam
“(No) Laughing Matter: Alchemy between Academy and Society”

16:45 Post workshop drinks at Café Brandon

Saturday, 30 November 2019
10:15 Dr. Filip A. A. Buyse, Academic Visitor, University of Oxford
“Boyle, Glauber and The Hartlib Circle: The Redintegration of Nitre”

11:00 Dr. Magdalena Luszczynska, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel
“Anthropocene or the Human Impact on Alchemical Earth(s)”

12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Guided tour of the special texts and objects housed at the Ritman Library led by Head of the Ritman Research Institute, Dr. Peter Forshaw

14:00 Coffee break followed by a roundtable discussion

15:00 Keynote Presentation by Dr. Simon Werrett, Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at University College London’s Department of Science and Technology Studies
“Sweete Chymistry: Domestic Thrift and Experimental Inquiry in Seventeenth-Century England”

16:00 Concluding Remarks

Please RSVP attendance to Megan Piorko at by 1 October 2019.

Posted: July 04, 2019