Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

[agade] LECTURES & eLECTURES: The Body and its Parts in Hurrian (Paris and internet, Feb. 23)

The Body and its Parts in Hurrian

A Lecture and Video-Conference by Mauro Giorgieri, Pavia University

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (Paris time) at the Ivry sur Seine CNRS building, 27 rue Paul Bert, Porte de Choisy/Porte d’Ivry subway station, room C in the basement or by distance through video-conference.

 

The paper aims at offering an up-to-date overview on the vocabulary of body parts in Hurrian, after the important study of I. Wegner Die hurritischen Körperteilbezeichnungen (Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 85 [1995] 116-126). Our starting point will be a presentation of the different types of Hurrian texts in which terms for body parts are attested. A linguistic and morphological appraisal of such terms will follow, as well as a philological discussion of some problematic issues (i.e. for example the word for “finger” or that for “tooth” in Hurrian). In the continuation of the talk, some selected topics will be dealt with: the body as a whole; the inner part of the body as the seat of emotions; the deities and their body in literary and religious texts; symbolic gestures involving the body and its parts. A table with the words for body parts and related texts is currently in preparation and will be downloadable at my academia.edu webpage before the date of my talk.

 

This presentation constitutes the sixth monthly session of the interdisciplinary seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton and supported by the Labex RESMED and the UMR 8167 Orient et Mediterranee.

 

http://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article2958&lang=en

 

http://www.labex-resmed.fr/l-individu-et-son-corps-dans-le

 

All the persons who are interested in attending the session (either in Ivry sur Seine or through video-conference) are welcome for free but should register by e-mail beforehand.

 

contact: mailto:alice.mouton@cnrs.fr

Kolloquium ‘Krankheit und Gesundheit in vor- und frühgeschichtlicher Zeit’

Das Institut für Prähistorische Archäologie lädt ein zum Kolloquium zu
Krankheit und Gesundheit in vor- und frühgeschichtlicher Zeit

Ort: TOPOI-Haus, Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin
Zeit: Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2017, 14.00 Uhr s.t. – 20.00 Uhr

Das Programm finden Sie auf der Webseite des Instituts für Prähistorische Archäologie.

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung über
Dr. Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann – doris.gutsmiedl@fu-berlin.de

 

KolloquiumKrankheit und Tod PräHist_1 Feb17_FU Berlin

Würzburg Workshop, Feb 2017: “Viticulture and Wine in Hittite Anatolia…”

Workshop: “Viticulture and Wine in Hittite Anatolia and Its Ancient Near Eastern Context: Philological, Archaeological and Comparative Perspectives”.

Organizer: Carlo Corti (mailto:carlo.corti@uni-wuerzburg.de)

Sponsor: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Universität Würzburg.

Place:  Universität Würzburg, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg.

 

Date:   16-18 February 2017

Please click here for further information.

 

 

Workshop programme:

Thursday 16-02-2017
Session 1:       Ancient Near East (Chair: Daniel Schwemer)
14.30-15.00     Welcome and general remarks. Daniel Schwemer (Würzburg)
15.00-15.30     Introduction to the workshop. Carlo Corti (Würzburg)
15.30-16.30     Near Eastern viticulture in a historical perspective. Lucio Milano (Venice)

17.00-18.00    Archaeobotany of the grape I: Lines of evidence and the origins of winemaking.
Naomi F. Miller (Philadelphia)/Chantel White (Philadelphia)
18.00-19.00    The impact of wine production in the social transformation of northern Mesopotamian societies during the mid-to-late third millennium BCE. Nicola Laneri (Catania)

Friday 17-02-2017
Session 2:       Ancient Near East: Case study (Chair: Lucio Milano)
09.30-10.30    Archaeology of the oenology: drinking wine at the royal table in Mari. Grégory Chambon (Paris)
11.00-12.00     First press. Early textual evidence for Anatolian wine. Gojko Barjamovic (Boston)
12.00-12.30     Archaeobotany of the grape II: Data from Anatolian and Near Eastern archaeological sites. Naomi F. Miller (Philadelphia)/Chantel White (Philadelphia)

Session 3:       Hittite Anatolia and satellite kingdoms (Chair: Stefano de Martino)
14.30-15.30    Contribution to the knowledge of viticulture and viniculture in Hittite Anatolia Carlo Corti (Würzburg)
15.30-16.30    The agricultural potential of central Anatolia and what the Hittites made out of it. Andreas Schachner (Istanbul)

17.00-18.00     The administration of vine in Ugarit. Valérie Matoïan (Lyon)/Juan-Pablo Vita (Madrid)

Saturday 18-02-2017
Session 4:       Hittite Anatolia: Case study (Chair: Andreas Schachner)
09.30-10.30     “Guess who’s coming to dinner”. Hittite Banquets. Stefano de Martino (Turin)
10.30-11.30    The good god, the wine god and the storm god of the vineyard. Mark Weeden (London)

Session 5:       Conclusions
12.00-13.00     Roundtable and Concluding Remarks

 

 

First posted on AGADE list on Jan 20, 2017

The Vocabulary of Body Parts in Hittite: A Lecture and Video-Conference by Sylvie Vanseveren, Brussels University

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (Paris time) at the Ivry sur Seine CNRS building, 27 rue Paul Bert, Porte de Choisy/Porte d’Ivry subway station, room C in the basement or by distance through video-conference

We know about eighty words for body parts in the Hittite language. They are attested in different types of texts, especially in conjurations and purification rituals, which often contain lists of body parts. The identification of the various body parts is often difficult, due to the vagueness of contexts. This vocabulary also raises some particular problems both in Hittite and in the other Indo-European languages, such as the mixture of technical and popular terms, semantic and morphological changes, taboo replacements, and shifts from one body part to another.

This presentation constitutes the fifth monthly session of the interdisciplinary seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton and supported by the Labex RESMED and the UMR 8167 Orient et Mediterranee.

http://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article2958&lang=en
http://www.labex-resmed.fr/l-individu-et-son-corps-dans-le

All the persons who are interested in attending the session (either in Ivry sur Seine or through video-conference) are welcome for free but should register by e-mail beforehand.

contact: mailto:alice.mouton@cnrs.fr

 

–first posted on AGADE Dec 27, 2016–

Call for Papers: Medicine in Bible and Talmud (EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017

Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/ European Association of Biblical Studies (ISBL/EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017
Medicine in Bible and Talmud (EABS)

Final Submission Date for Proposals: February 21, 2017

Call For Papers: (For the complete text of the 2017 CfP, see https://eabs.net/site/medicine-in-bible-and-talmud/.)

Papers are invited on the comparative theme “Literary and discursive framing and concepts of (medical) knowledge in (Late) Antiquity”, from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic traditions and beyond. The organizers explicitly welcome papers by scholars working on these questions as in neighboring or adjacent traditions (ancient Babylonia or Egypt; Graeco-Roman culture(s); Iranian traditions, early Christianity; Syriac traditions; early Islam etc.)

Contact: Lennart Lehmhaus (lennart.lehmhaus@fu-berlin.de), Markham J. Geller (mark.geller@fu-berlin.de)

The Research Center of Ancient Studies (RCAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK) is accepting applications for three Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months) in 2017.

Call for applications: Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months)

The Research Center of Ancient Studies (RCAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK) is accepting applications for three Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months) in 2017.

The BAK is an institution of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW), the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK). It is a center for the promotion of ancient and classical studies and involves a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from archeology and historiography to philology and philosophy, while also integrating the geosciences and other natural sciences. The BAK is closely connected to the Excellence Cluster “Topoi – The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations” with its more than 180 researchers. With the RCAS, the BAK provides a basis for international academic exchange in Berlin. For further information on the BAK, Topoi and the RCAS, please visit our websites: http://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org and http://www.topoi.org.

 

Fellowship applicants should have a doctoral degree and have achieved scholarly distinction in any of the fields relevant to the BAK. They should present projects which refer specifically to the institutional and personal resources concentrated in the BAK. Projects should take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach. Applicants should demonstrate that their projects are laid out for the time of the fellowship and that they will be able to show some (preliminary) results from their research done during their time at the BAK.

 

Before the submission of the application, the applicants are kindly asked to contact their Berlin-based colleague from one of the participating institutions, who will serve as a contact person during the applicants stay and who will also assist the project scientifically. The name of the contact person should be listed in the application documents.

The Visiting Fellows are expected to actively contribute to the structure and development of the BAK. International applications are particularly welcome.

The Visiting Fellows will receive a monthly net salary of approx. 3,500 Euro. In addition, Visiting Fellows can apply for extra funding for research expenses or for the organization of conferences.

Applications should include an application form (download on our website: http://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/-/presse_visiting-research-fellowship), a letter of interest, a CV, a publication list, a research proposal (max. 3 pages), 2 references, and a published writing sample.

Please email your application to sekretariat@berliner-antike-kolleg.de by January 15, 2017.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Henrike Simon (executive secretary of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg) at henrike.simon@berliner-antike-kolleg.de.

CDLI user survey online

Émilie Pagé-Perron (Co-PI, CDLI) encourages everyone to give feedback on the CDLI interface:

“We are planning some improvements in the CDLI interface and underlying software structure, and would like to solicit your assistance in understanding how users view the functionality of the website. To that end, I have posted a short survey at <http://tinyurl.com/cdli-interface>.

The results will help us to understand usage patterns that will in turn guide us in the optimization of the interface and tools redesign.

Please share this survey with colleagues and students.
Thank you in advance for your participation.

Émilie Pagé-Perron
Co-PI, CDLI, <http://cdli.ucla.edu/>

 

 

First posted on AGADE list, Dec. 18, 2016.

Vortragsreihe Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven: Keine Veranstaltung am 13. Dezember 2016

Am DIENSTAG, DEM 13. DEZEMBER, muss der Vortrag von Almut-Barbara Renger (Berlin) in der Vortragsreihe Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven. Judeo-Christian Encounters and the Last Lingua Sacra of Europe mit dem Titel „Learning by Doing: Simeon Stylites the Elder, Taught by an Angel“ leider entfallen. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf der Website des Exzellenzcluster TOPOI.

ZEIT: Dienstag, 13.12.2016, 18:00–20:00

ORT: TOPOI-Haus Dahlem, Hittorfstr. 18, Bibliothek, 14195 Berlin

eLecture Dec. 15, 2016: The Involvement of the Individual’s Body in the Ritual and Ceremonial Process in Hittite Anatolia

The Involvement of the Individual’s Body in the Ritual and Ceremonial Process in Hittite Anatolia
A Lecture and Video-Conference by Alice Mouton, CNRS Paris and Catholic University of Paris

Thursday, December 15, 2016 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (Paris time) at the Ivry sur Seine CNRS building, 27 rue Paul Bert, Porte de Choisy/Porte d’Ivry subway station, room C in the basement or by distance through video-conference

Through the in-depth study of three religious texts from Hittite Anatolia, I intend to highlight the functions of a person’s body during religious ceremonies. The body of the ritual patron often constitutes both a central point of focus in the ritual discourse and a natural instrument of non-verbal communication. The body of the ritual expert, as well as that of the divine participants are also involved in various degrees. These observations are also valid for cultic festivals, although the nature of the bodily actions might differ.

This presentation constitutes the fourth monthly session of the interdisciplinary seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton.

http://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article2958&lang=en

 

All the persons who are interested in attending the session (either in Ivry sur Seine or through video-conference) are welcome for free but should register by e-mail beforehand.

contact: mailto:alice.mouton@cnrs.fr

 

First posted on AGADE, Nov. 22, 2016

Vienna Symposium on ‘Multilingualism, Communication and Social Reality in Pre-Modern Eurasia: Lin­guis­tic, Ritual, and Socio-Economic Aspects’, Dec 13-15, 2016

Multilingualism, Communication and Social Reality in Pre-Modern Eurasia:
Linguistic, Ritual, and Socio-Economic Aspects

 

International Workshop

organized by the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Vienna Linguistic Society and the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Vienna, December 13–15, 2016

Venue:
Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Hollandstraße 11–13 (3rd floor, seminar room), 1020 Vienna

 

Speakers include
Florentina Badalanova-Geller (TOPOI Excellence Cluster, Freie Universität zu Berlin); Jens Braarvig (University of Oslo); Paola Cotticelli (University of Verona); Orhan Elmaz (St. Andrews University); Ela Filippone (University of Viterbo); Markham J.  Geller (Freie Universität zu Berlin); Hrach Martirosyan (Austrian Academy of Sciences); Oswald Panagl (University of Salzburg); Adriano V. Rossi (University of Naples); Velizar Sadovski (Austrian Academy of Sciences); Rüdiger Schmitt (Laboe, Germany / Austrian Academy of Sciences); Gebhard Selz (University of Vienna); Klaus Wagensonner (Yale University); Ran Zadok (University of Tel Aviv)

 

The Institute of Iranian Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Wiener Sprach­ge­sellschaft, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press organize an international Symposium under the title ‘Multilingualism, Communication and Social Reality in Pre-Modern Eurasia: Lin­guis­tic, Ritual, and Socio-Economic Aspects’.

Ancient societies display, in varying degrees, a multilingual environment. Among the numerous studies dealing with this issue the social implications of multilingualism has not yet received much attention. We would like to discuss five major aspects: (a) cognitive aspects of the relation between language and social experience in the dialectic conditions of a multilingual state; (b) religious experience and social pragmatics in the context of ancient societies; (c) attempts to impose the language of the elite upon the dependant classes, including its application for “imperialistic” purposes; (d) studying the relevance of linguistic affiliations for the questions of social mobility within a specific socio-political system; (e) addressing the use and misuse of languages for establishing group identities, focussing on antagonistic social groups on various levels of a society.

The Symposium will be held in Vienna on 13th–15th of December 2016, at the Institut für Iranistik of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It is convened by the Multilingualism Research Group as a part of a series of thematic conferences and panels dedicated to problems of multilingualism and the history of knowledge.

The keynote lectures on questions of multilingualism in Achaemenid times will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt, Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In the framework of the conference we also shall present the new fascicle of the Grammatica Iranica publications by Rüdiger Schmitt, dedicated to the stylistics of Old Persian inscriptions and published in the Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik series of the Sitzungsberichte der ÖAW by the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.