The department is pleased to welcome Yulia Frumer as assistant professor in East Asian History of Science and Technology. She comes to us from Princeton University and will be taking up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin before joining us in the summer of 2013.
In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with a range of ideas and pursuits, Principe illuminates the [...]
At the close of the 19th century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. Urban Modernity examines the construction of an urban-centered, industrial-based culture—an entirely new social reality based on science and technology. The authors show that this invention of modernity was brought about through the [...]