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Tara Nummedal

Visiting Scholar (Jan 2017-Mar 2017)

PhD, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

Tara Nummedal is Associate Professor in the History Department at Brown University (USA). After receiving her PhD from Stanford University in 2001, she held the 2001-2 Sidney M. Edelstein International Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) before joining the faculty at Brown in 2002.

Her current project, in collaboration with Donna Bilak, is “Alchemy in Code,” a digital collection of scholarly essays on Michael Maier’s musical alchemical emblem book, Atalanta fugiens and a multimedia, electronic edition of the text.

Nummedal is the author of Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2007 and is completing a second book, “The Lion’s Blood: Alchemy, Apocalypse, and Gender in Reformation Europe” (in progress), the research for which has been supported by an ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She has served on the editorial boards for Ambix and Osiris, and has recently begun to collaborate with the Brown University Digital Publishing Initiative in connection with “Alchemy in Code.”

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How to Read the Alchemical Corpus: Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1617/18)

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