CV & Publications

curriculum vitae at Donna Bilak Academia.edu

Gershom Bulkeley alchemical notebook

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Published

“The Making and Knowing Project: Reflections, Methods, and New Directions.” Co-authored with Pamela H. Smith, Joel Klein, and Jenny Boulboullé. West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Vol. 23, No.1 (Spring-Summer 2016): 35-55.

“Alchemy and the End Times: Revelations from the Laboratory and Library of John Allin, Puritan Alchemist (1623-1683).” In Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, Vol.60, No.4 (November 2013): 390-414. Special Issue, “Alchemy and Religion in Christian Europe.” Guest Editor: Tara Nummedal.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry for “John Allin (1623-1683).”

“Decoding Bronzino’s Portrait of Eleonora di Toledo (c.1539): An Iconography of Jewels and Dress.” In Agnolo Bronzino: The Muse of Florence, ed. Liana De Girolami Cheney (Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2014), pp. 371-392.

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In press

(Edition) Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary. Co-edited with Tara Nummedal. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, forthcoming Fall 2020.

(Essay) “Chasing Atalanta: Maier, Steganography, and the Secrets of Nature.” In Furnace and Fugue, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, forthcoming Fall 2020.

(Chapter) “Laboratories and Technology: Chymical Practice and Sensory Experience.”
In A Cultural History of Chemistry in the Early Modern Age, ed. Bruce T. Moran (Vol. 3 of A Cultural History of Chemistry, eds. Peter Morris and Alan Rocke). London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

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Submitted

(Essay) “Colonial Chymistry and Spaces of Experiment in Gershom Bulkeley’s Laboratory Notebook.” In Spaces of Making and Thinking: Environments of Creative Labor in the Early Modern Period, eds. Colin Murray, Sophie Pitman, and Tianna Helena Uchacz (series: Cultural Histories of the Material World). New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2020.

(Article) “Materials, imagination, and making knowledge: (early) modern humanism in action.” Berichte zur Wissenschaftgeschichte, special issue: “Rethinking performative methods in the history of science,” Marieke M.A. Hendriksen ed., forthcoming 2020.

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In Progress

(Essay) “Making and Knowing Pedagogy.” In Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France. A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640. Pamela H. Smith, Naomi Rosenkranz, Tianna Helena Uchacz, Tillmann Taape, Clément Godbarge, Sophie Pitman, Jenny Boulboullé, Joel Klein, Donna Bilak, Marc Smith, and Terry Catapano, eds. (New York: The Making and Knowing Project, 2020).

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Popular

“Gershom Bulkeley (1635-1713): A Sensory Chymist in Colonial Connecticut.”
The Recipes Project. 19 April 2018
https://recipes.hypotheses.org/10463

“Blast from the Past: Atomic Age Jewelry and the Feminine Ideal.”
Distillations Magazine Vol.1, No.1 (Spring 2015): 34–37
Blast from the Past: Atomic Age Jewelry and the Feminine Ideal | Chemical Heritage Foundation

“The Crying of Lot 222: A Victorian Brooch Deconstructed.”
Ornamentum, Vol.31, No.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2014): 18-21
ornamentum.ca/article/the-crying-of-lot-222

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