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Latin Alchemical Literature of Czech Provenance

  • 2014-10-15
  • 2014-10-16
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic
Presentations will deal with:
  • Alchemical writings written in Latin (or other) language, which originated in the Czech milieu in between the Middle Ages and the 17th century;
  • Alchemical literature that was influential in the Czech milieu between the Middle Ages and the 17th century;
  • Philosophical, historical, art-historical, or literary context of the alchemical tradition in the Czech milieu between the Middle Ages and the 17th century.
The conference presentations will be in Czech and English language and will take approximately 20 minutes each. Students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at universities in the Czech Republic or abroad are most welcome! There are no conference fees.

Programme


Wednesday October 15, 2014

15:00 Welcome address

15:15 – 18:30
Hiro Hirai (Center for the History of Philosophy and Science, Radboud University Nijmegen)
“Agricola, Humanism and Alchemy”

John Norris
“Agricola’s Bermannus: Learning about Minerals and Metals in the Mines of Jáchymov”

Coffee break

György Endre Szönyi (Department of English Studies, University of Szeged)
“Layers of meaning in alchemy through the example of John Dee's Monas hieroglyphica”

Rafał T. Prinke (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Eugeniusza Piaseckiego, Poznań)
“New light on Michael Sendivogius' writings: The treatises written in Prague and maybe in Olomouc”

19:00 Reception

Thursday October 16, 2014

9:00-12:00
Vratislav Keprt
„Iluminovaný rukopis Aurora Consurgens z Roudnické lobkowitzké knihovny (sig. VI Fd 26)“

Ivo Purš (Ústav dějin umění AV ČR, Praha)
„Perspektiva, vize a sen: Poznámky ke čtvrté tabuli z Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae Heinricha Khunratha“

Jakub Hlaváček (Centrum pro práci s renesančními texty, FF UP Olomouc)
„Kosmologické a alchymické aspekty triády látka, duše a duch v díle H. Khunratha“

Coffee break

Martin Žemla (Centrum pro práci s renesančními texty, FF UP Olomouc)
„Valentin Weigel a alchymie (nejen) na dvoře Rudolfa II.“

Jiří Michalík (Centrum pro práci s renesančními texty, FF UP Olomouc)
„Pozemské nebe Václava Lavína z Ottenfeldu (1550-1602)“

The conference takes place in the meeting room, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc

Contact:


Address: Meeting room, 

Faculty of Arts,
Palacky University
Křížkovského 10,
Olomouc
Czech Republic

For further information check the conference homepage at http://www.renesancni-texty.upol.cz/

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