SCIENCE AND THE OCCULT - from Antiquity to Early Modern Age
APRIL 20-21, 2012 (Friday-Saturday)
Hosted by the Department of History and supported by the Bilsland-Puskas Imitative endowment at Purdue University
Contact: Angela Catalina Ghionea at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward Bever Ph.D., Chair of History & Philosophy Department, SUNY-Old Westbury (State University of New York)
Nancy L. Turner Ph.D., Chair of Social Sciences and History Department, University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Chair of Societas Alchimica
Session Proposals: September 1, 2011
Paper Proposals: October 1, 2011
Offers to preside for General Sessions: January 15, 2012
Topics considered (but not limited to):
History of Magic, Alchemy, Witchcraft, Medicine, Herbalism, Kabala, Esoterism, Hermetism and Hermeticism, Divination, Tarot, Astrology, Tradition and Lore, Ciphers and Alphabets.
The fascinating recurrence of alchemical symbols in European, American and Islamic thought, as well as specific non-rational methods employed by many scientists to promote rational discoveries, from Antiquity to Early Modern. We anticipate the publication of an edited Volume II, after the event.
Angela Catalina Ghionea
UNIV 008, History Dept.
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