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Sarah Lang

Sarah has training in history and classics (Latin and Greek) and has been a digital humanities professional since 2016. Her PhD dissertation was at the intersection of digital humanities and the early modern history of science, focusing on decoding cryptographical stylistic devices specific to alchemy. Sarah's research interests include distant reading, distant viewing, and the history of alchemy and chymistry. She blogs at about the digital humanities and typesetting in LaTeX.

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Deciphering the Philosophers’ Stone: How Scientists Cracked a 400-Year-Old Alchemical Cipher

What secret alchemical knowledge could be so important it required sophisticated encryption? The setting was Amsterdam, 2019. A conference organized by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry had just concluded at the...

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