Symposium, "Science and the Occult in European History", hosted and organized through the Bilsland-Puskas Initiative and convened at Purdue University, Friday 1 OCTOBER 2010.
The focus of the Symposium will be the interconnections between the History of Science and the History of the Occult (Alchemy, Herbalism, Cipher manuscripts, Hermeticism, Kabala, Magic, Witchcraft, etc.) from Antiquity through the Early Modern period. We also target the fascinating recurrence of alchemical symbols in European thought, as well as the specific non-rational methods employed by
many scientists to promote rational discoveries.
We anticipate the publication of an edited volume after the symposium.
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