Chymistry and Mechanism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is holding a meeting

entitled “Chymistry and Mechanism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth

Centuries” on Saturday 14 November 2009 at the Clore Buildng of Birkbeck

College, Malet Street, London, beginning at 11.00am in Room G01 (Ground

floor).

Programme

11.00 am: Solange Gonzalez : ‘Le role de la chimie dans les débats autour de

l’occasionnalisme dans la seconde moitie du XVIIe siécle” (in French).

12.00 pm: Anne-Lise Rey: ‘La place de la chimie dans la philosophie

naturelle de

G.W. Leibniz: la compréhension leibnizienne des mutations chimiques de

la matière partir de la correspondance entre Leibniz et Hartsoeker’

(in French).

1.00 pm: Lunch

2.30 pm: SHAC AGM

3.00 pm: Bernard Joly: ‘Between Newton and Stahl, Etienne-François Geoffroy

and the chemical mistrust of mechanism” (in English).

4.00 pm: Remi Franckowiak: ‘Du Clos and the mechanization of chemical

philosophy’ (in English).

5.00 pm: Drinks reception

The meeting will close at 18.00.

The meeting is open to all at a fee of £10.00 (including drinks reception).

Lunch will not be provided.

A flyer and registration form can be downloaded from

http://www.ambix.org/SHAC_Forthcoming_Events.htm

For further information please email [email protected]

Further information on the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is

available at www.ambix.org