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Graduate/ Early Career Seminar

Alchemy and the History of Science (and medicine): Historiography and Controversy

Bruce Moran (University of Nevada, Reno)


THURSDAY 1 JULY 2010, 3:00-5:00pm, Humanities, Rm. 005

Readings for the Seminar

  • Bruce Moran, Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry and the Scientific Revolution (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2005)
  • Lawrence M. Principe and William R. Newman, 'Some Problems with the Historiography of Alchemy'(PDF Document) in (eds) William R. Newman and Anthony Grafton, Secrets of Nature, Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe (London, 2001)
  • William R. Newman, 'Brian Vickers on Alchemy and the Occult: A Response'(PDF Document) Perspectives on Science 17:4 (Winter, 2009), pp. 482-506.