CINF Social Networking Events at the Fall 2016 ACS Meeting

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Please Join Us At These Division of Chemical Information Events!

The ACS Division of Chemical Information is pleased to host the following social networking events at the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.


Sunday Welcoming Reception & Scholarships for Scientific Excellence Posters
6:30-8:30 pm, Sunday, August 21stHowe Room, Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Reception co-sponsored by: Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling, ACS Publications, EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology, Genentech, and PerkinElmer.

Scholarships for Scientific Excellence Sponsored exclusively by ACS Publications.


Tuesday Luncheon (Ticketed Event – Contact Division Chair, Rachelle Bienstock)
12:00-1:30 pm Tuesday, August 23rd – Howe Room, Loews Philadelphia Hotel Sponsored exclusively by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Speaker: Dr. James Voelkel,
Curator of Rare Books, Othmer Library of Chemical History, Resident Scholar, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Presentation: Isaac Newton’s Alchemy in XML: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project and the proposed online Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository.

James Voelkel Ph.D.Preparing an online edition of Isaac Newton’s alchemical papers presented a digital humanities challenge.  The papers are replete with encoding challenges, such as alchemical symbols, paleography, abbreviations and citations, not to mention all the ordinary manuscript conventions of deletions, insertions, and rearrangement.  This paper will present the work undertaken by the Chymistry of Isaac Newton team, and where the digital history of alchemy goes from here.  It has become clear that true understanding alchemical practice requires reenactment of alchemical laboratory procedures. The proposed online Chymical Encyclopedia, Database, and Repository will be an attempt to widen the field of study and involve practicing chemists as well as historians, conservators, and archaeologists, in the reconstruction of chemical practice before Lavoisier.


Herman Skolnik Award Symposium & Reception Honoring Dr. Evan Bolton & Dr. Steve Bryant

Symposium: 8 am-5 pm Tuesday, August 23rd – Room 112A/B - Pennsylvania Convention Center

Reception: 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday, August 23rd – Howe Room, Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Co-sponsored by: Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Chemical Abstracts Service, Thomson Reuters, and DrugPatentWatch.