Two papers on Byzantine and Arabic Alchemy at the International Digital Workshop “Alchemy in Byzantium” (Athens)

International Digital Workshop Alchemy in Byzantium: A Research Field on the Rise, organized by Gerasimos Merianos, National Hellenic Research Foundation

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 @ 5:00ー8:00 PM (GMT +2)
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2020 @ 5:00ー9:00 PM (GMT +2)

Zoom link to join the conference

Lucia Raggetti, Four shalt thou count! Ps-Democritus’ Book on Elements and First Principles
Bojidar Dimitrov, Matteo Martelli, Homer’s Alchemy between Byzantium and Baghdad

Conference programme

SCENT LAB. Plant-Based Perfumes in the Ancient Mediterranean

AlchemEast Workshop, 2-3 July 2020 (on-line via Microsoft Teams)
Organized in collaboration with Rachele Pierini (University of Bologna / Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard)


The workshop will explore the art of making perfumes in the ancient Mediterranean, with special attention to the Egyptian, Babylonian and Aegean worlds. The papers  will deal with ancient technologies and ingredients as well as with the science of modern perfumery. To join the two sessions, please follow the links below:

First Session: July 2 (Thursday), 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Join the first session via Microsoft Teams (use the web version).

Second Session: July 3 (Friday), 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Join the second session via Microsoft Teams (use the web version).