Books in Preparation

Joel A. Klein, Chymical Life in Early-Modern Europe. This monograph stems from my dissertation.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters in Preparation

Joel A. Klein, “Practice and Experiment,” A Cultural History of Chemistry in the Early Modern Age (Under Contract with Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), ed. Bruce T. Moran.

Joel A. Klein, “Practitioner’s Knowledge,” The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution (Under Contract with Cambridge University Press, 2019), ed. David Marshall Miller and Dana Jalobeanu.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Joel A. Klein, “Alchemical Histories, Chymical Education, and Chymical Medicine in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Wittenberg,” Alchemie und Wissenschaft des 16. Jahrhunderts. Fallstudien aus Wittenberg und vergleichbare Befunde (Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte, Band 14) (Halle an der Saale, Forthcoming 2016).

Joel A. Klein, “Daniel Sennert and the Reform of Chymical Medicine,” Medicine, Natural Philosophy and Religion in Post-Reformation Scandinavia (London: Routledge, 2016), eds. Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham.

Donna Bilak, Jenny Boulboullé, Joel A. Klein, Pamela H. Smith, “The Making and Knowing Project: Reflections, Methods, and New Directions,” West 86th, Volume 21, No. 1 (2016), pp. 35-55.

Joel A. Klein, “Daniel Sennert, the Philosophical Hen, and the Epistolary Quest for a (nearly-)Universal Medicine,” Ambix 62 (2015), 29-49.

Joel A. Klein and Evan R. Ragland, Analysis and Synthesis in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, Special Issue of Ambix 61 (2014).

Joel A. Klein, “Corporeal Elements and Principles in the Learned German Chymical Tradition,” Ambix 61 (2014), 345-65.


Guest-Edited Journals

Joel A. Klein and Evan R. Ragland, “Analysis and Synthesis in Medieval and Early-Modern Europe,” Ambix 61 (2014).


Book Reviews & Encyclopedia Entries

Joel A. Klein, Review of Matteo Martelli, The Four Books of Pseudo-Democritus (Leeds: Maney Publishing, 2014), Early Science and Medicine (Forthcoming 2017).

Joel A. Klein, “Daniel Sennert” and “Gabriele Falloppio,” Enyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer, Fortchoming 2017).

Joel A. Klein, Annotations on “Alchemy” and “Alchemy and Life” in a critical edition of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Forthcoming 2017), eds. David Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert.

Joel A. Klein, Review of Katherine Eggert, Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), Journal of Interdisciplinary History 47 Issue 3 (Forthcoming Winter 2017).

Joel A. Klein, Review of Nancy Siraisi, Communities of Learned Experience: Epistolary Medicine in the Renaissance (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2013), Early Science and Medicine 18 (2013), 580-82.


Popular Publications

Joel A. Klein, “Gout and the Golden Fleece: Experimentation on Recipes through Chymical Correspondence,” The Recipes Project (2015) []

Joel A. Klein, “Cock Ale: ‘A Homely Aphrodisiac,’” The Recipes Project (2014) []

Joel A. Klein, Review of Holly Tucker, Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution (New York: Norton, 2011), Chemical Heritage Magazine.

Joel A. Klein, “Newton’s Mineral Acids,” The Chymistry of Isaac Newton [].