The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theory and practice as it appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian times to the early Islamic Period.
Bologna University Library Opening: May 13, 2023 Closing: June 17, 2023
The exhibition showcases alchemical manuscripts preserved at the Bologna University Library, which contain texts and recipes tested in the laboratories of the Bologna Chemistry Department. The exhibition also includes images and videos of the replications, emphasizing the technical aspects found within the displayed manuscripts (Greek, Arabic, and Latin sources).
AlchemEast Workshop, organized by Matteo Martelli in the framework of a well-established collaboration with the Ambix series “Sources of Alchemy and Chemistry: Sir Robert Mond Studies in the History of Early Chemistry” (SHAC).
March 30-31, 2023, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, Bologna
AlchemEast Conference organized by Caterina Manco and Matteo Martelli, which explores different approaches and methodologies to study the use and conceptualization of plants in ancient sciences and technologies (from Ancient Babylonia to Late Antiquity).
February 13-14, 2023, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, Bologna