CHYMIA. Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
International Conference. El Escorial (Madrid), September 2008

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Sunday, 07 September 2008

MORNING
Check-in.
Royal University Center Administration Office.

14.00
Lunch in the RCU dinning room
AFTERNOON

16.30
Pick-up documentation and complementary gifts
Royal University Center Hall

18.00
Inauguration
Royal University Center Aula Magna
Welcoming address by Edelmiro Mateos Mateos, Head of the RCU
Words of Chair man

18.30
Opening Conference
Mar Rey Bueno
The Alchemical Passion of Philip II

19.15
Visit to “La maison des eaux”. Historical explanation by Mar Rey Bueno

20.00
Welcoming dinner. By courtesy of Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Monday, 08 September 2008

08.00 Breakfast

Mediaeval alchemy

09.30
1 Benjamín Faure
La Disputatio Scoti falsamente atribuida a Michel Scot (siglo XIV)

10.00
2 José Rodríguez Guerrero
The alchemist Perarnau de Vilanova (fl.1325-1343) and the origin of the alchemical corpus attributed to Arnau de Vilanova (ca.1240-1311)

10.30
3 Jennifer Rampling
A Universal Solvent: George Ripley and European Alchemy

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30
4 Didier Kahn
Recherches sur la version française de la Turba philosophorum (XVe siècle)

12.15
5 Leah DeVun
John of Rupescissa’s Trial by Fire: Alchemy and Prophecy in the Fourteenth Century

12.45 Discussion time

14.00 Lunch

16.00 Alternative Session: Philip II and Natural Knowledge. Conference 1.

6 Marcia Norton
Understanding Animals: Native and European Epistemologies in the Historia Natural
and the Florentine Codex

16.45
7 Gabriele Ferrario
A Hebrew handbook of practical alchemy: origin, composition and distinctive features of ms. Orient. Klein 514, Staatsbibliothek Berlin

17.15
8 Sébastien Moureau
De anima in arte alchemiae of pseudo-Avicenna, a spanish treatise of the XIIth
century.

17.45 Discussion time
18.15 Free time
20.00 Dinner

Tuesday, 09 September 2008

08.00 Breakfast

Alchemical Semblances

09.00
9 M.E. Warlick
Romance in the Alchemical Laboratory: Sexual Images and the Birth of the Philosophers’
Stone.

09.30
10 Miguel López Pérez
Alchemy & Chemistry - A new proposal.

10.00
11 Raimon Arola
The meaning of symbols in early 17th Century alchemical Literature.

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00
12 Carlos Gilly
Alquimia, Cábala y Magia en los manifiestos rosacruces

11.45
13 William Eamon
Italian Alchemists in the Court of Philip II.

12.15 Alternative Session: Philip II and Natural Knowledge. Conference 2.
14 Maria M. Portuondo
El Escorial and the Stars.

12.45 Discussion time
14.00 Lunch

Chymia and New Philosophy

16.00
15 Vera Keller
The physico-mechanico-chymical Drebbel

16.30
16 Rémi Franckowiak
Chemistry at the Royal Society in the 1660’s.

17.00 Free time

17.30
17 António M.Amorim da Costa
Corpuscular and anti-atomic theories in the Commentarrii Collegii Conimbricensis e Societatis Jesu: António Cordeiro (1641-1722) and Sylvestre Aranha (1689-1768).

18.00
18 Margaret D. Garber
The Crucible in the Caduceus. The Role of Alchemy in the First Scientific Society of Physicians in the German & Bohemian Territories (1652-1700).

18.15 Discussion time
18.45 Free time
20.00 Dinner

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

08.00 Breakfast

Vernacular alchemy

09.00
19 María Tausiet
Fool´s Silver: Alchemy and Fraud in the Sixteenth Century.

09.30
20 Tara Nummedal
Paracelsus, Count Carl, and Anna Zieglerin's Apocalyptic Alchemy.

10.00
21 Antonio Clericuzio
Alchemy, Medicine and Natural Philosophy in Early Modern Italy.

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00
22 Manuel Castillo Martos
Destilación, Alquimia y Metalurgia en el Viejo y Nuevo Mundo (s. XVI-XVII)

11.30
23 Pamela H. Smith
Alchemy, metalworking, and vernacular science.

12.00 Alternative Session: Philip II and Natural Knowledge. Conference 3.
24 Antonio Barrera
The New Science of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: From the Streets of
Seville to the Gardens of El Escorial and the Desks of London.

12.30 Discussion time

12.45 Visit to NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM at King Alfonso XII College.

13.30 Free time
14.00 Lunch
AFTERNOON Free time
20.00 Dinner (optional)

Thursday, 11 September 2008

08.00 Breakfast

Collectors of Secrets

09.00
25 Bruce T. Moran
Alchemy in the Margins: Private Practices and Alchemical Agendas in the Age of Reason – the Case of Camillo Baldi

09.30
26 Maria Luz López Terrada
The Making of Chemical Medicines in Valencia during 16th century.

10.00
27 Anke Timmermann
Doctor's Order: An Early Modern Doctor's Systematic Reading of Alchemica.

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00
28 Rafal T. Prinke
Beyond patronage. Michael Sendivogius and the meanings of success in alchemy.

11.30
29 Peter J. Forshaw
Bohemian Rhapsodies: Enthusiastic Alchemists at the Rožmberk Court.

12.00 Discussion time

12.30 Presentation of the Spanish Society for the History of Alchemy

13.00 Free time
14.00 Lunch

Books and Libraries

15.30
30 Lauren Kassell
Secrets Revealed: Alchemical Books in Early Modern England

16.00
31 Annelies van Gijsen
The Hollandus corpus: fact and fiction.

16.30
32 Hiro Hirai
The Word of God and Universal Medicine: Oswald Croll's Paracelsian Chemical Philosophy.

17.00 Coffee Break

17.30
33 John D. Slater
Spagyric Hagiography: Floral Cults and Chemical Images in Early Modern Spain.

18.00
33 Stephen Clucas
Denis Zecaire's Opusculum and the unity of the alchemical corpus in the sixteenth and seventeenth century.

18.30 Discussion time
19.00 Free time
20.00 Dinner

Friday, 12 September 2008

08.00 Breakfast

Chymia and matter

09.30
34 Marcos Martinón-Torres
Inside Solomon’s House: Recent research on the archaeology of chymistry

10.00
35 William Royall Newman
Isaac Newton and Alchemy - The State of the Question.

10.30
36 Luc Peterschmitt
Fontenelle : the Idea of Science and the Spirit of Chemistry

11.00 Coffee Break

11.30
37 Lawrence M. Principe
Do It Right or Do it Now: Philosophical vs. Pragmatic Agendas for Chymistry at the Académie Royale des Sciences.

12.00 Discussion time
12.30 Chymia 2008 General Conclusions
13.00 Free time
14.00 Lunch

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For program information, contact:
Miguel López Pérez
Organizing Committee

Email:
baeyens@ya.com


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Introduction

Schedule Titles & Resumes Committees

Presenters

Speakers Area

Report and Pictures

Travel / Hotels

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