William R. Newman took part in NOVA/BBC filming of a documentary about Isaac Newton's alchemy and theology. With the aid of the Indiana University Chemistry Department, Newman replicated a number of Newton's laboratory processes, and built a working replica of one of his metallurgical furnaces. All of this was filmed for the documentary, which appeared in 2005 as "Newton's Dark Secrets." WGBH, producers of NOVA, have posted an accompanying interactive webpage which may be viewed at the following: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/newton/.
Walsh, John A. and Wallace Edd Hooper. "The Liberty of Invention: Alchemical Discourse and Information Technology Standardization." Literary and Linguistic Computing 27 (2012): 55-79.
Newman, "Newton's Early Optical Theory and its Debt to Chymistry," in Danielle Jacquart and Michel Hochmann, eds., Lumiére et vision dans les sciences et dans les arts (Geneva: Droz, 2010), pp. 283-307.
Newman, "Geochemical Concepts in Isaac Newton's Early Alchemy," in G.D. Rosenberg, ed., The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Boulder: Geological Society of America, 2009), pp. 41-49.
Newman, "Newton's Theory of Metallic Generation in the Previously Neglected Text 'Humores minerales continuo decidunt'," in Lawrence M. Principe, ed., Chymists and Chymistry: Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry (Sagamore Beach, MA: Chemical Heritage Foundation and Science History Publications, 2007), pp. 89-100.
Hooper, W. & Bowman, T.D. (2009, March. 25). Isaac Newton's alchemical symbols. Digital Libraries Brownbag Presetation, Bloomington, Indiana.
Kowalczyk, S.T., Walsh, J.A., Bowman, T.D., & Dunn, J.W. (2009, Feb. 5). Digital humanities annotation. The Indiana University Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Brownbag Series, Bloomington, Indiana.
Walsh, J.A. & Lopez, T. "The 'Chymistry' of Isaac Newton" Indiana University Digital Library Program Brownbag. Indiana University, Herman B Wells Library, Bloomington. 08 February 2006.
Walsh, J.A. "The Chymistry of Isaac Newton: New Technologies and Old Science" (poster). Digital Resources for the Humanities (DRH) 2005. Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, UK. 4-7 September 2005.
Newman, W.R. et. al. "The Chymistry of Isaac Newton" (invited talk). Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Scholarly Communication Institute 2005. University of Virginia, Charlotesville. 17-19 July 2005.
Walsh, J.A. "The Chymistry of Isaac Newton: New Technologies and Old Science" (poster). Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS), American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago. 23-29 June 2005.
Newman, W.R. "Alchemy and Optics in the work of Isaac Newton" (invited lecture). Lumiére et vision dans les sciences et dans les arts, de l´antiquitéau XVIIe siècle, Institut National D´histoire De L´art, Paris. 9-11 June 2005.
Newman, W.R. "Theology in the Laboratory? New Light on Isaac Newton´s Alchemy" (invited lecture). History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Colloquium Series, Stanford University. 5 May 2004.
Newman, W.R. "Newton's Alchemy, The Tabula Smaragdina, and the Aerial Niter" (invited lecture). "The Magic of Things," a workshop held at Princeton University. 11-12 April 2003.