Sarah Lang is a digital humanities scholar with a background in classics, working in the history of science on the early modern Neo-Latin work of iatrochymist Michael Maier (1568–1622). As a short-term fellow at the Science History Institute, she continued her research on Michael Maier’s most chemical work, the Viatorium (1618), for a translation and commentary she is preparing.
For her digital humanities PhD thesis at the University of Graz (Austria), she developed a machine reasoning and semantic-web based analysis tool for the alchemical cryptographic device called Decknamen, using M. Maier’s work as an example corpus. She has taught digital humanities in Passau, Graz, and Vienna and was the main organizer of the international symposium “Alchemical Laboratories,” which took place in Vienna in February 2020. She has held fellowships at Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz, and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies.