Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Third Postgraduate Workshop on the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: ‘Representing Alchemy and Chemistry’, Wednesday, 26 September 2012.

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH

Every year the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) runs an international workshop for graduate students and early career scholars working on the history and philosophy of chemistry. The theme for the 2012 Workshop is ‘Representing Alchemy and Chemistry’. This interdisciplinary event will explore associations between alchemy/chemistry, representation, imagery and symbolism from a variety of perspectives and historical periods.

The Workshop includes:

  • Keynote presentations by Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and author of The Alchemy of Paint (2009); and Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science at University College London, and a specialist in the relations between art and science in the twentieth century.
  • Presentations by current postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers.
  • A visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum to examine one of the world’s most spectacular alchemical manuscripts, the 7 metre-long ‘Ripley Scroll’, introduced by Dr Jennifer Rampling (Department of HPS, Cambridge).

Registration is free and lunch is provided.

To register, please contact the lead organiser, Jo Hedesan, at [email protected].

Bursaries are available towards the cost of travel and accommodation. For further details and other queries, please contact Jo Hedesan. Since places at the Workshop are limited, priority will be given to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.