The Partington Prize
Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
About the prize
The Partington Prize was established in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500).
The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2020 Partington Prize is Dr Mike A. Zuber of the University of Queensland for his article “Alchemical Promise, the Fraud Narrative, and the History of Science from Below: A German Adept’s Encounter with Robert Boyle and Ambrose Godfrey.”
Dr Mike A. Zuber is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Queensland. He obtained his doctorate with distinction at the University of Amsterdam in 2017 and subsequently received grant funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a postdoc project based at the University of Oxford. He has published on the scientific, religious, and intellectual history of the seventeenth century, with particular expertise in German-speaking contexts.
Read the full 2020 Prize Announcement here.