CHYMIA. Science and Nature in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
International Conference. El Escorial (Madrid), 7-12 September 2008

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At San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Philip II planned a monument that would perpetuate his glory for centuries. A church for God. A monastery for the Jeronymite order. A palace for the king. A tomb for the Royal Spanish dynasty. A temple for science. It is this last aspect that, unfortunately, has received the least historical attention over the years. This temple of science hosted during the final decades of the sixteenth century some of the most advanced chemical practitioners in Early Modern Europe in its pharmacy and distillation laboratory.

The monastery/palace of El Escorial served as a backdrop and co-host of this international conference on science and nature in Early Modern Europe. The conference has sought to bring together Spanish and international scholars of science to discuss several topics, including the role of Alchemy from recent historical perspectives.

The Chymia-2008 Conference Proceedings will be published in book form by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Each paper submitted to us will be rigorously reviewed, in a blind review process, by a committee specializing in various aspects of history of alchemy and related fields.

Contributors could obtain information about submitting papers in the Speakers Area.

Miguel López Pérez (Orzanizing Commettee)

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Last updated: Oct 10, 2008.

- A Report and Pictures section is now available!


For further  information, contact:
Miguel López Pérez
Organizing Committee

Email:
baeyens@ya.com


 

 

 

 

Introduction

Schedule Titles & Resumes Committees

Presenters

Speakers Area

Report and Pictures

Travel / Hotels

Conference supported by Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina

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