Chemistry and Publishing

Thursday 26 October 2006

Science Museum Lecture Theatre – 2pm

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry?s autumn meeting will be held on Thursday 26 October 2006 at the Science Museum Lecture Theatre, Science Museum, South Kensington, London at 2pm. At this half-day meeting Peter Forshaw, David Knight, Richard Kidd and Jim Mussell will speak on various aspects of chemistry and the written word from early modern times to the present.


14.00 AGM

14.10 Introduction

14.15 Peter Forshaw (Birkbeck College, University of London) ‘Arcana publicata vilescunt’: Early Modern Chymistry and the Publication of Secrets.

15.00 David Knight (University of Durham) Publishing Chemistry in the Regency.

15.45 Break for Refreshments

16.15 Jim Mussell (Birkbeck College, University of London) Chemical News in the Chemical News: publishing, property and secrecy in late-nineteenth-century chemistry.

17.00 Richard Kidd (Royal Society of Chemistry) RSC Journals Publishing: a view from the 21st Century.

17.30 End of Meeting

The meeting is open to all at a fee of £10.00.

For a downloadable registration form see or contact Dr Anna Simmons on [email protected] or at Department of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK.