Ute Frietsch

Ute Frietsch
Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel

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Currently Researcher at the Josephinum, Medical University of Vienna (Abt. Ethik, Sammlungen und Geschichte der Medizin)

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Current collections of the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB) situated in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, contain nearly two thousand chymical books. Most of them were acquired immediately after publication, during a period extending from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The acquisition of these manuscripts and printed books by the former Wolfenbüttel c...
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Bruce T. Moran nimmt Leben und Werk des Schweizer Arztes und Alchemikers Theophrastus von Hohenheim (1493/94-1541), der sich Paracelsus nannte, kultur-und wissenschaftsgeschichtlich in den Blick. Er erzählt dessen Leben zunächst ganz ähnlich, wie es in deutschsprachigen Publikationen in den letzten Jahren bereits unternommen wurde: So stellt er sei...
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Foucault brachte Die Ordnung der Dinge 1966 in Frankreich unter dem Titel Les mots et les choses, das heißt »die Wörter und die Dinge«, heraus. Dieser Titel war ein Kompromiss mit dem Verlag Gallimard. Bei dem englischen The Order of Things (1970) und dem deutschen Die Ordnung der Dinge (1971) handelt es sich um den von Foucault zunächst vorgesehen...
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Foucault brachte Die Ordnung der Dinge 1966 in Frankreich unter dem Titel Les mots et les choses, das heißt »die Wörter und die Dinge«, heraus. Dieser Titel war ein Kompromiss mit dem Verlag Gallimard. Bei dem englischen Titel The Order of Things (1970) und dem deutschen Die Ordnung der Dinge (1971) handelt es sich um den von Foucault zunächst vorg...
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The conference was organized by Ute Frietsch, HAB Wolfenbüttel/Humboldt Universität Berlin, in cooperation with Volkhard Wels, Freie Universität Berlin. It was funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) as part of the project "Epistemischer Wandel: Stadien der frühneuzeitlichen Alchemie" (Epistemic Change: Stages of Early Modern Alchemy). Conc...
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Subject of this article is Johann Valentin Andreae's book "Chymische Hochzeit"

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In this portal you find the Library's current research on Early Modern Alchemy
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This project will result in a monograph on the history of knowledge of early modern alchemy. Whilst the long history of alchemy is investigated in numerous studies, there is still a need to analyse the different stages and dynamics of early modern alchemy. The project will argue that academic ambitions were crucial for changes in early modern alchemy. Certain alchemists noticed that alchemy’s acceptance and recognition was hindered above all by its magical content but also by its technical and empirical practices. They therefore attempted changes which profoundly modified the characteristically close relationship of theory and practice, as well as spirituality and technology. The alchemical rare books of the Herzog August Library are particularly suitable for research into these changes. The holdings of about 1900 alchemical rare books are representative of early modern alchemy. They were catalogued as their own subject area and were comprehensively analysed in a project of the German Research Foundation (2014-2017), which gave particular consideration to terms, people, writing genres and images. The proposed research project will be based on the cataloguing project. It will systematically analyse about 90 sources by focusing on five aspects: 1) the conceptions which alchemists had of themselves as well as of their fellow alchemists; 2) the practices of authorisation by authors, editors and printers; 3) the changes in writing genres; 4) the use of diagrams for terms and functional processes and 5) the use of alchemical and magical symbols. Aim of the project is thus to structure the history of knowledge of early modern alchemy by the methodological means of social history, conceptual history, discourse analysis and the history of media.