mardi 21 juin 2016

Alchimie et médecine universelle

Alchemy, Universal Medicine, and Prolongation of Life


Oxford, 4 July 2016

8:30-9:00 Attendee Registration and Welcome

9:00-10:30 –The Promise of Medical Alchemy in the German Lands 
Chair: Tara Nummedal (Brown)

Tillmann Taape (Cambridge): ‘The Concept of Distillation in Alchemical Medicine and its Reception in Vernacular Print in the Early Modern German Lands’

Joel Klein (Columbia), ‘Potable Gold: Sources of Skepticism and Belief’

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Analogy and Metaphor in Alchemical Medicine 
Chair: Lauren Kassell (Cambridge)

Jennifer M. Rampling (Princeton): ‘Healing by Analogy in Late Medieval Alchemy’ 

Natalie Kaoukji (Cambridge), ‘The Opposite of a Secret: Knowledge, Practice and the Prolongation of Life’

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break (included)

13:30-15:00 Early Paracelsianism
Chair: Jennifer M. Rampling (Princeton)

Didier Kahn (Paris): ‘The Apocalypsis spiritus secreti and the Rupescissan Quintessence’ 

Peter J. Forshaw (Amsterdam), ‘Paracelsus’s De Vita Longa and its Paracelsian Afterlife’

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Reforming Universal Medicine: Sendivogius and Van Helmont
Chair: Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck)

Rafał T. Prinke (Poznań), ‘One Only Drop of That Latex…’: Michael Sendivogius as an Alchemical Physician’

Georgiana D. Hedesan (Oxford), ‘Making Sense of Van Helmont’s Universal Medicines’

17:00-17:15 Break

17:15-18:45 Framing the Discourse of Universal Medicine
Chair: Georgiana D. Hedesan (Oxford)

Hiro Hirai (Nijmegen), ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Paracelsians on God, Creation and Universal Medicine’

Bruce T. Moran (Nevada Reno), ‘Particles and the Panacea: Alchemical Cosmology, Ancient Knowledge, and the Catholica Medicamenta of Edmund Dickinson’

18:45-19:00 Conclusions and Publication Plan

19:00-19:10 Book Launch (Georgiana Hedesan)

19:10-19:45 Drinks Receptio

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