Donna Bilak is an historian of early modern science specializing in the history of alchemy in British North America, England, and the Continent; the study of emblematics; and jewelry history and craft technology. Bilak is co-editor with Tara Nummedal of Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Digital Scholarship Initiative at Brown University. She is currently working on a book project about playful humanism in Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with the support of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University and is also involved in developing jewelry history and technology programs for undergraduate and graduate levels.

Selected Courses
989 What Is Jewelry History?