PACHSmörgåsbord: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
At latest Brown Bag Lunch at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Jo Ann Caplin rehearsed (and advertised) one part of her idea for a new PBS television show. Much of her talk was, simply, screening part of a video of Martin Kemp’s study of La Bella Milanese (Kemp wants to rename the work “La Bella Principessa”).
Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/23 at 06:14 PM
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Daniele Cozzoli offered a detailed chronology of the development of antihistamines from the early 1930s through the mid- to late-1940s. He arranged these developments broadly against the backdrop of World War II and French-German business interests,on the one hand, and French-U.S. on the other.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/02 at 10:30 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
A review of the recent Brown Bag Lecture at the CHF. Joris Mercelis tries to adjust the standard history of plastics in the U.S. and technology transfer across national borders.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/18 at 08:48 AM
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Barbara Traister spoke on the 17th-century English “occult physician” Simon Forman at yesterday’s Brown Bag Lecture. Her talk centered on her work editing one of Forman’s alchemical manuscripts, “Of Appoticaries Druges.”
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/31 at 10:15 PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Matteo Martelli’s recent Brown Bag Lecture at CHF offered a nice diversion from the more modern presentations. His project, to recover the contours of ancient Greek alchemy, raise some historigraphic issues.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/28 at 10:01 PM
Friday, April 27, 2012
A summary of last night’s Philadelphia Science Festival event, “Life, Sex, Death (and Food)” that took place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. It was a great night of comedy and fun.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/27 at 01:40 PM
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