… to my electronic repository for all things academic.
I am a historian of early modern science specializing in material culture. I work on the history of alchemy in British North America, England, and the Continent; the study of emblematics; and jewelry history and craft technology.
My current research focuses on Atalanta fugiens (1618), a musical alchemical emblem book by the German physician and alchemist, Michael Maier. I am co-editing a born-digital edition of this extraordinary book with Tara Nummedal supported by Brown University Library’s Mellon-funded Digital Publishing Initiative.
I teach students at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as adult learners, I am a history educator to jewelry industry professionals, and I lecture to the interested public through museum outreach programs. My teaching practice combines the study of texts, images, and objects with hands-on work using tools and materials.
Please direct enquiries to dab2208[at]columbia[dot]edu
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