A digital edition of Simon Forman’s & Richard Napier’s medical records 1596–1634
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, Simon Forman’s life and writings were featured in ‘The Astrologer’s Tables’, History Today, September 2011, by project director Lauren Kassell.
Kassell also delivered a public lecture (downloadable as a podcast) on ‘Simon Forman: Astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England’ on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford.
The anniversary was also marked by a posting from Sylvia Morris on The Shakespeare Blog, on the subject of Simon Forman, Shakespeare, and the Stage.
In the same month, Cambridge Research News released an article on Magic and Medicine.
In October 2011, the Sydney Morning Herald reproduced an interview with project director Lauren Kassell. An expanded version of this appeared in Science Now under the somewhat more sensational title Sex-Crazed Astrologer Was a Stellar Records Keeper.
Forman and the project featured in ‘Vier Jahrzehnte Kritzelei’ (‘Four Decades of Scribbling’), an article by Laura Höflinger in German magazine Der Spiegel, in December 2011.
On December 19, the Astrology News Service asked of Forman, Is This Man Astrology’s Worst PR Nightmare?
An account of Simon Forman’s Notebooks is hosted by the Skyscript website.
On a less academic note, the Guardian cryptic crossword no. 25,107 (published 4 September 2010) included among its answers a number of thinly-disguised allusions to the staff and subject matter of the Casebooks Project.
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