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International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry

///International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry

International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry

To celebrate the accession of the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is hosting the International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry. The conference will provide a venue for presenting and evaluating the wealth of new research carried out in this rapidly developing field over the past decade and for initiating discussions, contacts, and collaborations between scholars at all levels. Papers will treat topics from the history of alchemy and of chymistry (pre-1750) in various time periods and cultural contexts, focus on a wide range of topics and issues, and feature approaches from several disciplinary perspectives.

Located next to Independence Park in the historic heart of Philadelphia and easily accessible by air, rail, and car, CHF has become a major repository of source materials for the history of alchemy and early chemistry. The foundation has recently acquired the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, a collection in the Othmer Library, rich in volumes from the 16th to 18th centuries, and holds the Eddleman and Fisher collections of alchemical art. Participants will be able to view or consult these and other CHF collections during the conference.

The organizing committee invites those interested in the history of alchemy to attend this major international conference. Registration is $125 if paid by 31 March 2006; $175 if paid by 10 July 2006. Those involved in the scholarly study of the subject are welcome to submit abstracts for proposed 25-minute presentations. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 1 February 2006.

For more information or to register:

www.chemheritage.org/events/alchemy/index.html.

For specific questions:

e-mail Lawrence Principe at [email protected].

Confirmed Speakers (partial list)

Peter Forshaw, University of London

Bernard Joly, Université de Lille III

Didier Kahn, Université Paris IV Sorbonne

Sylvain Matton, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Bruce Moran, University of Nevada, Reno

William R. Newman, Indiana University, Bloomington

Tara Nummedal, Brown University

Barbara Obrist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

Claus Priesner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Jole Shackleford, University of Minnesota

Organizing Committee

Lawrence M. Principe (chair), Johns Hopkins University

Mary Ellen Bowden, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Antonio Clericuzio, Università di Cassino

Stephen Clucas, University of London

Bernard Joly, Université de Lille III

Bruce Moran, University of Nevada, Reno

William R. Newman, Indiana University, Bloomington

Claus Priesner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Pamela Smith, Pomona College

About CHF

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future. In fulfillment of its mission, CHF maintains a world-class collection of historical materials that document the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries; encourages research in CHF collections on topics of strategic interest to CHF; and carries out a program of outreach and interpretation in order to advance an understanding of the historical role of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries in shaping society.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

www.chemheritage.org

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