- Its practitioners included earnest philosophers and materialistic charlatans;
- it formed a transition from medieval mysticism to modern medicine and chemistry;
- it was a thoroughly international practice whose texts and adepts constantly traveled from one country to another;
- it was a thoroughly interdisciplinary practice which, although it seems not to have produced much gold, produced voluminous texts and significantly influenced literature and the visual arts.
To submit a proposal, please email a brief CV and 200-word abstract to Chad Engbers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, May 25.