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AlchemEast SIGNED

Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE - 1000 AD)

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Project "AlchemEast" data sheet

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Coordinator
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA 

Organization address
address: VIA ZAMBONI 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126
website: www.unibo.it

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 1˙997˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙997˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-12-01   to  2022-11-30

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1    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA IT (BOLOGNA) coordinator 1˙997˙000.00

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 Project objective

The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theory and practice as it appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian times to the early Islamic Period. This project combines innovative textual investigations with experimental replications of ancient alchemical procedures. It uses sets of historically and philologically informed laboratory replications in order to reconstruct the actual practice of ancient alchemists, and it studies the texts and literary forms in which this practice was conceptualized and transmitted. It proposes new models for textual criticism in order to capture the fluidity of the transmission of ancient alchemical writings. AlchemEast is designed to carry out a comparative investigation of cuneiform tablets as well as a vast corpus of Greek, Syriac and Arabic writings. It will overcome the old, pejorative paradigm that dismissed ancient alchemy as a 'pseudo-science', by proposing a new theoretical framework for comprehending the entirety of ancient alchemical practices and theories. Alongside established forms of scholarly output, such as critical editions of key texts, AlchemEast will provide an integrative, longue durée perspective on the many different phases of ancient alchemy. It will thus offer a radically new vision of this discipline as a dynamic and diversified art that developed across different technical and scholastic traditions. This new representation will allow us to connect ancient alchemy with medieval and early modern alchemy and thus fully reintegrate ancient alchemy in the history of pre-modern alchemy as well as in the history of ancient science more broadly.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Matteo Martelli
Translating Ancient Alchemy: Fragments of Graeco-Egyptian Alchemy in Arabic Compendia
published pages: 326-342, ISSN: 0002-6980, DOI: 10.1080/00026980.2017.1412137
Ambix 64/4 2019-09-02
2019 Matteo Martelli
Alchemical Recipes in the AlchemEast Project
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The Recipes Project Monthy 2019-09-02
2019 Bojidar Dimitrov
How to Correct Plato, Alchemically?
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The recipes Project monthy 2019-09-02

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