Welcome

… to my electronic repository for all things academic.

I am a historian of early modern science, specializing in medico-alchemical laboratory practices in colonial America, England, and the Continent; my research extends to the study of emblematics, as well as jewelry history and 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 bilak12keys[at]gmail[dot]com

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