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Questioning "occult sciences"

Workshop, Wednesday, 2010 June 16th,
10 am – 6 pm
Organised by Koen Vermeir (SPHERE, CNRS).

In this workshop, scholars of the occult
will question some of the central concepts,
such as ’magic’,’occult’, ’alchemy’ and ’esoteric’.
The discussions will evolve around
about the meaningsof these concepts
for early modern actors,
how they are related and
whether they constitute something
that can be called "occult sciences".
Furthermore, we will debate how
these concepts can be used
in historiography.



Koen Vermeir (CNRS, Paris)

Jennifer Rampling (Cambridge University / Leyden University)
Alchemy in England : some problems
in the historiography of the occult sciences

Steven Vanden Broecke (Ghent University)
Magic, reason, and superstition :
politicizing the historiography of magic

Didier Kahn (CELLF – CNRS, Paris)
"Secret sciences" at the time
of Montfaucon de Villars, Comte de Gabalis (1670)

Ulrike Krampl (Université François – Rabelais, Tours)
"Magic" and the practices of the secret
in the early eighteenth century

Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

Laboratoire de Philosophie et d’Histoire des Sciences
UMR 7219
salle Rothko, 412B,
bâtiment Condorcet,
Université Paris-Diderot,
4, rue Elsa morante, 75013 Paris.

To download the poster :

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