Chymia: International Conference on Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750) (Chymia)

Venue: El Escorial

Location: Madrid, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 07, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2008
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A church for God, a monastery for the Jeronymite order, a palace for the king, a tomb for the Royal Spanish dynasty, and a temple for science. All that, and much more, Philip II planned for the monument intended to perpetuate his glory for centuries to come, San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

The final aspect, the temple is science, is undoubtedly the one that has received least recognition on the part of scholars and historians throughout the ages, despite the significance of the chemical practice developed in the pharmacy and distillation laboratory founded by the King in 1570s..

The monastery/palace of El Escorial will serve as a backdrop and co-host of this International Conference on Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe. The conference seeks to bring together Spanish and international scholars of science to discuss various topics relating to recent developments in the history of alchemy.

Speakers include:
> Dr. Lawrence M. Principe (Johns Hopkins University)
> Dr. Bruce Moran (University of Nevada, Reno)
> Dr. Harold J. Cook (Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine at UCL)
> Dr. William Eamon (University of New Mexico)
> Dr. Didier Kahn (Université Paris IV Sorbonne)
> Dr. Manuel Castillo Martos (Universidad de Sevilla)
> Dr. José Luis del Valle (Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Library)
> MSc. José Rodríguez Guerrero (Azogue Journal)
> Dr. Agustín Fernández
> Dr. Miguel López Pérez
> Dr. Mar Rey Bueno
> Dr. William Royall Newman (Indiana University)
> Dr. Michela Pereira (Università di Siena)
> Dr. Chiara Crisciani (Università degli Studi de Milano)
> Dr. Anke Timmermann (University of Cambridge)
> Dr. Lauren Kassell (University of Cambridge)
> Dr. Kevin Chang (Academia Sinica)
> Dr. Antonio Clericuzio (Università di Cassino)
> Dr. Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, University of London)
> Dr. Tara Nummedal (Brown University)
> Dr. Hiro Hirai (University of Ghent)
> Dr. Peter J. Forshaw (University of London)
> Dr. Rafal T. Prinke (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza)