(Travel Fellow, 2019-20)
Alchemy in the Home: Colonial Connecticut and Household Science in the Seventeenth-Century Anglo-Atlantic
George Elliott is a third-year PhD candidate at Brown University. His current interests are centered on the history of early modern science and alchemy in the Anglo-American world. In his dissertation titled, “Alchemy in the Home: Colonial Connecticut and Household Science in the Seventeenth-Century Anglo-Atlantic,” he is examining the work of the physician and alchemist, Gershom Bulkeley, and his family who lived in central Connecticut Colony.
Before Brown, Elliott earned a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. That thesis explored the impact and appeal of the influential alchemist, George Starkey, on the members of the Hartlib circle of natural philosophers in mid-seventeenth century London. He received his bachelor’s in 2013 from Indiana University in his home state.