Bruce Janacek is assistant
professor of history at North Central College. He teaches courses
in early modern history, history of science and religion and intellectual
history. He is completing a book titled "Alchemical Visions:
Piety, Privilege and the Revelation of Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century
England." His current research interests are in the relationship
between historical writing and the rise of scientific thought and
the occult tradition in the seventeenth century.