August 2014

Exposition virtuelle "Vivitur ingenio: The 500th anniversary of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)" (Cambridge, <15/08/2014)

The physician Andreas Vesalius was born 500 years ago in 1514; he died fifty years later, in 1564. He is best known for his Seven books on the fabric of the human body (commonly known as the Fabrica after its Latin title) published in 1543. It was a landmark publication in the history of medicine, with its large format, numerous woodcuts and detailed description of the structures and functions of the human body.

Workshop "The Alchemist and the Royal Typographer: John Dee and Willem Sylvius" (Antwerpen, 26/10/2014)

A meeting sponsored by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, ‘The Royal Typographer and the Alchemist: Willem Sylvius and John Dee’, will take place on 26 October at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium.
 

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