Alchemists and Alchemy in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (6/17; 9/19-21)
This session welcomes presentations on all aspects of alchemy and alchemical practices--from the original appearance of alchemy in antiquity to the early modern practices that would eventually give way to post-enlightenment chemistry. Topics can include: literary and artistic representations of alchemy and alchemists; alchemy and religious beliefs; alchemy and related medieval arts and sciences (lapidarism, heraldry, etc.); metaphoric use of alchemy in literature and art; alchemy and its contributions to the modern sciences, among others.
25-300 word abstracts by June 17 to:
Department of History and Philosophy
University of Virginia's College at Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293