The new issue of Ambix is up on the Maney site. It features a gorgeous new cover style, a new editor (Dr Jennifer Rampling) and tantalising articles by Prof Lawrence Principe on Sir Kenelm Digby, Dr Didier Kahn on Joseph Du Chesne, Dr Christopher Baxfield on Stephen Hales and Dr Melanie Keene on early Victorian British ‘familiar chemistry’.
In March 2013, Maney Publishing is featuring Ambix as its Journal of the Month. To celebrate the occasion, Maney has created a special page that offers a number of attractive features and discounts, including:
• FREE content: Access to 3 years’ worth of Ambix content along with the Editor’s top picks!
• Video interview with the Editor, Jennifer Rampling
• Partington Prize winners discuss their articles
• More about past and forthcoming special issues
• 20% off all subscriptions
Visit the Journal of the Month page now!
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry invites applications for its award scheme for 2013. Two types of award are available: support for research into the history of chemistry or history of alchemy by New Scholars and support for Subject Development of either history of chemistry or history of alchemy.
The New Scholars Award is open to post-graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and those who have obtained a PhD within five years of 1 January of the year in which the application is made. Awards of up to £1000 will be made to cover research expenses, including travel, accommodation, subsistence, the reproduction of documents, and library fees. Applications may also include the costs of reproducing images for publication. The scheme will not fund the purchase of equipment or course fees.
This year, the Society launches Sources of Alchemy and Chemistry, a new series of supplements to Ambix. These will offer critical editions and English translations of important works in the history of chemistry, including works composed in Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. These editions will showcase the best and most up-to-date scholarship on early chemical writings, offering new insight into the origins of alchemy, chemistry and chemical technology. To mark the occasion, the SHAC Spring Meeting explored new work in these fields, using sources that are not yet available in modern editions.
The Meeting took place on the 16 March between 12.30 and 17.30 at Richard Eden Room, Gillian Beer House, Clare Hall (West Court site), Cambridge. The programme is outlined below:
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) are pleased to invite applications for the 2013-2014 Rumford Scholarship. This annual award will enable a North American scholar to travel to Europe in order to undertake original research in the history of chemistry or alchemy in libraries/archives/museum collections using their particular resources. The award may be held in any European country. The value of the award is £2300. Applications are due April 7, 2013. For more information or an application, please go to:
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry has established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect … Continue reading
CALL FOR PAPERS for the conference on Sites of Chemistry in the 20th Century which will be held at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm on 19-21 August 2013. It immediately precedes the 9th ICHC conference on Chemistry in Material Culture in Uppsala on August 21-24.