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Allington Postdoctoral Fellow, Science History Institute, Georgia State University

Megan Piorko’s scholarship focuses on 17th-century alchemical texts, material and visual culture of the book, and alchemical ciphers. She has held many research fellowships including a short-term fellowship at the Beckman Center in 2017–2018, a travel fellowship from the Renaissance Society of America in 2018, and a dissertation fellowship at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine for the 2019–2020 academic year. She was the Pantzer New Scholar for the Bibliographical Society of America in 2019 and is published in "The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America". She currently serves as the Communications Editor for the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, convener for the Consortium’s Early Modern Science working group, and committee member of the Forum for the History of Chemical Sciences. Megan received her PhD in history from Georgia State University in 2020.

Experience

  • 2020–2022
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Science History Institute
  • 2019–2020
    Dissertation Fellow, Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Education

  • 2020 
    Georgia State University , PhD

Publications

  • 2019
    Seventeenth-Century Chymical Collections: A Study of Unique Copies of 'Fasciculus Chemicus', The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    New Scholars Award
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
  • 2018
    Research Fellowship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Renaissance Society of America

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry