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Alan Pritchard
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 Posted: Mon Mar 10th, 2008 06:10 pm
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With my bibliometrics hat on, I carried out an analysis of theses in my bibliography (bear in mind I take a pretty broad view of alchemy):

Decade                        Number of theses     
            1900s                           3
            1910s                           2
            1920s                           12
            1930s                           11
            1940s                           9
            1950s                           19
            1960s                           15
            1970s                           51
            1980s                           36
            1990s                           41
            2000s                           85 (up to about mid-12006)

Alexander Guthrie Stewart
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 Posted: Thu Mar 13th, 2008 07:22 pm
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From your home page it does seem that you take a wide view of Alchemy, nevertheless, does the large number of theses since 2000 represent more interest in Alchemy, or is it more to do with academic study of the various spiritual and occult subjects which get tied to Alchemy?

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 Posted: Fri Mar 14th, 2008 04:52 pm
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Alexander Guthrie Stewart wrote: From your home page it does seem that you take a wide view of Alchemy, nevertheless, does the large number of theses since 2000 represent more interest in Alchemy, or is it more to do with academic study of the various spiritual and occult subjects which get tied to Alchemy?
I'm not sure about the use of 'or' in your comment. I would suggest that 'and' would be more suitable. I am currently focussing on including these in the bibliography and when I have got as many as I can find, I will do another analysis. This time 2D. Decade by Type of study (Text, other core alchemy, closely related, backgound and alchemical influences & interpretations).
I do not have access to Index to Theses or Dissertation Abstracts. If anyone can help, maybe they could contact me off-list.

The probable quick answer is that, although there have been studies of texts (e.g. Grund), the growth has been in alchemical influences & interpretations. But IMO, this represents no less an interest in alchemy.

Thanks for raisng the question. I will post the answer, as soon as I can.


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