From Elias Ashmole’s Theatrum chemicum britannicum : containing severall poeticall pieces of our famous English philosophers, who have written the hermetique mysteries in their owne ancient language (1652).
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The fourth biennial conference of the Defoe Society will take place on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th July, 2015 in Bath, England. The conference keynote theme is Nature in the Age of Defoe. The conference traditionally conceives ‘the Age of Defoe’ to stretch from the Restoration period to the decade of his death, and will…
This week we celebrate the 379th birthday of Robert Hooke, a Fellow of the Royal Society and key figure of early modern natural history and natural philosophy, born on 28 July 1635. Many of Hooke’s innovations paved the way for a more rigorous scientific analysis of materials, for which we in Collection Care are very grateful. To mark the occasion we are thrilled to host a guest post from Puck Fletcher who has just completed a doctorate on space, spatiality, and epistemology in Hooke, Boyle, Ne… »