Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Psychopharmaka in Ancient Greek Medicine and Thought – workshop Sept 29, 2017

On Fri, September 29, 2017, a workshop on Psychopharmaka is being held at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

The event is convened by R. Wittwer,
BBAW and TOPOI Excellence Cluster, Research Area D2 Mapping Body and Soul.

Participation is open to the public, for administrative reasons, partitipants are requested to register beforehand with wittwer@bbaw.de.

Speakers are:
Sean Coughlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),  Alessia Guardasole (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris), Matteo Martelli (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Sébastien Moureau (The Warburg Institute, UK), Lucia Raggetti (Freie Universität Berlin), Robert Sieben-Tait (Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin), (Chiara Thumiger (Warwick University, UK)

Please go to the TOPOI website for a full conference programme.

Ancient physicians were well aware that material substances could and did cause observable effects in the functioning of human psyche and they followed different paths in observing and conceptualizing the relationships between ‘soul’ (psychē) and pharmaka, with its broad spectrum of meanings: ‘medicines,’ ‘drugs’ and ‘poisons’. On the one hand, they described and classified the effects that active substances could bring about in the ‘psychic’ sphere of human beings, including their impact on emotions, perceptions, and ‘mental’ activities. In some cases, they were even aware that such an impact could depend on the beliefs of the patients, rather than on the real properties of drugs. On the other hand, the concepts of ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ were often used to explain and conceptualize the properties of substances in medicine and in contiguous areas of expertise, such as alchemy. These interrelated and complex aspects of the soul-pharmakon relationship will represent the main focus of the workshop, which will explore this topic within a broad chronological time frame, from Homer up to the Islamic medicine.

Internationale medizinhistorische Tagung „Sammlung und Fragmentierung: Medizinische Kompilationen des Morgen- und Abendlands und ihre Quellen“

Internationale medizinhistorische Tagung „Sammlung und Fragmentierung:
Medizinische Kompilationen des Morgen- und Abendlands und ihre Quellen“

Berlin, Saturday 30.09.17 – Monday 02.10.17

registration: 8.40 hrs on Sat., Sept 30, 2017

venue Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

For full conference programme see end of this post.

 

 

Einführung: Was sind Kompilationen? Zu Wesen und Geschichte einer literarischen
„Gattung“, PD Dr. Mathias Witt, Berlin

Corpus Hippocraticum
Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Klaus-Dietrich Fischer, Universität Mainz

“Un libro famosissimo e ammiratissimo” (Suda ι 564, s.v. Ἱπποκράτης).
Dai corpora al Corpus ippocratico., Prof. Franco Giorgianni, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Sur les éditions les plus anciennes du Serment d’Hippocrate: un nouveau témoignage, le Par. Suppl. gr. 608, Prof. Jacques Jouanna, Universität Paris IV-Sorbonne
présenté par Dr. Alessia Guardasole, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne

Byzantinische Kompilationen: Abhängigkeiten und Quellen
Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Klaus-Dietrich Fischer, Universität Mainz
Le Collectiones medicae di Oribasio (libri I-V): lingua e stile, fonti, contenuto, Caterina Manco, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier
Oribasio lettore dei commenti chirurgici di Galeno: il caso del commento ad Officina medici, Dr. Tommaso Raiola, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Philipp van der Eijk, HU Berlin
Pneumatist Lore in Oribasius‘ Collectiones medicae, Dr. Sean Coughlin, HU Berlin
Analisi filologica e testuale delle Eclogae attribuite ad Oribasio, Dr. Serena Buzzi, Università degli Studi di Torino
I Libri Medicinales di Aezio Amideno, Dr. Irene Calà, HU Berlin

Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Elsa Garcia Novo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

What did Aetius have that Oribasius and Paul lacked? Intertextuality in Late Antique Medical Compilations. Ricarda Gäbel, HU Berlin
What to do if the Vulva is Itching: Aetius of Amida’s Nymphomaniac Woman (according to Soranus), Elisa Groff, University of Exeter
Considérations autour du manuscrit perdu du Tétrabiblon d’Aétius d’Amida consulté par le patriarche Photios au IXe siècle de notre ère (Bibliotheca c. 221), Tamara Martí Casado, Universität Paris IV-Sorbonne

Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Armelle Debru, Université Paris V René Descartes
Paul of Aegina: Self-Awareness in Selection and Presentation of Material, Prof. Elisabeth Craik, University of St. Andrews, UK
An der Quelle medizinischer Kompilationen: Rezeptsammlungen auf Papyrus, Anna Monte, HU Berlin
A Newly Found Syriac Medical Manual (Kunnāšā) and its Sources, Dr. Grigory Kessel, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

III. Arabische Kompilationen
Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Gotthard Strohmaier, FU Berlin

Autour des sources de Ḥunain ibn Isḥāq dans le Livre des aliments: méthode et technique de citation. Prof. Véronique Boudon-Millot, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
Zur handschriftlichen Überlieferung des Kitāb al-Ḥāwī und seiner Funktion als Fragmentquelle: Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblicke, PD Dr. Mathias Witt, Berlin
Die arabische Überlieferung von Galens verlorener Synopsis methodi medendi. Zu den Handschriften Princeton (Garrett 1075) und Istanbul (Ahmet III. 2043) und den Zitaten in ar-Rāzīs Ḥāwī, Dr. Fabian Käs, Universität Köln

Reconstructing the Medieval Knowledge of the Brain: Al-Ḥāwī on Inner Senses and their Localization, Shahrzad Irannejad, PharmD, Universität Mainz
Remarques sur l’utilité du K. al-Ḥāwī de ar-Rāzī pour l’édition et l’interprétation du deuxième livre des Épidémies d’Hippocrate, Dr. Robert Alessi, Paris
Die Summaria Alexandrinorum zu De sectis – zum Fortleben einer griechischen Kompilation im Orient, Dr. Oliver Overwien, HU Berlin
Tres compilaciones medievales atribuidas a Oribasio (De dynamidiis, Practica y Excerpta ex libro decimo): transmisión y fuentes, Prof. María Teresa Santamaria Hernandez, Universitad Castilla la Mancha
Praesagitio omnino vera expertaque or how to compose a false Galen’s treatise?, Prof. Elsa Garcia Novo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

IV. Evolution des Wissens in den Kompilationen
La thériaque à Constantinople et Alexandrie à l’époque byzantine (Aetius, Paul d’Égine et Théophane Chrysobalantes): entre tradition et innovation, Dr. Alessia Guardasole, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne

Sitzungsleitung: PD Dr. Mathias Witt, Berlin

Les compilations du De differentiis febrium de Galien attribuées à Palladios, Stéphane et Théophile. Recherches sur la tradition manuscrite de l’Anonyme sur les fièvres, Dr. Marie-Laure Monfort, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne

Antyllus and the Surgery of Aneurysms in Early Imperial Roman Time, Including the Application of his Method in Early Byzantine and Arabic Medicin, Prof. Peter Grunert, Klinik für Neurochirurgie Universität des Saarlandes

V. Spätbyzanz, Mittelalter
Sitzungsleitung: Prof. Elsa Garcia Novo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Galens Περὶ χρείας μορίων als Quelle der byzantinischen christlichen Anthropologie – Zur Editionstechnik byzantinischer medizinischer Kompilationen, PD Dr. Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann, LMU München
The Influence of Rhazes‘ Writings on Two Arabic Medical Encyclopedias from the 13th and 15th Centuries, Dr. Ayman Atat, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Greek Medical Collections in Post-Byzantine Practical-Use Compilations: the case of the Iatrosophia, Danilo Valentino, CSMC – Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg

 

Medizinische Kompilationen HU Berlin_conference_programme

Rome Workshop on Galen’s ‘Simple Drugs’

Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology: the transmission and interpretation of Galen’s treatise On simple drugs.

Date: September 22, 2017
Venue: The British School, Rome
Web: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/research/seminars/rethinkingpharmacology/

The British School in Rome hosts an international workshop about the textual transmission and the interpretation of Galen’s treatise On Simple Drugs. The event is organised by Caroline Petit, Matteo Martelli and Lucia Raggetti (who is part of the Wissengeschichte-team working under Markham J. Geller/PI of BabMed at Freie Universität Berlin).

The workshop is funded by a BA-Leverhulme Small Grant as part of the project Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology: Galen’s Treatise On simple drugs (2017-2019).

Contributions by: Naima Afif, Siam Bhayro, Irene Calà, Stefania Fortuna, Robert Hawley, Matteo Martelli, Vivian Nutton, Lucia Raggetti, Peter N. Singer, Iolanda Ventura, John M. Wilkins.

For a full programme, please see here.

Video Lecture: Human Senses in Akkadian Texts

A Lecture and Video-Conference by Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel, Strasburg University

Thursday, September 28, 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.

 

Through the prism of bodily perception, a society gives sense to, translates, and interprets its surrounding environment. For more than twenty years, Anthropology of the senses has incited scholars to consider a society through the human body and its sensory dynamic: perception and related concepts may vary from one culture to another, for it is deeply rooted in each system of customs, values and representations. For instance, our western and contemporary societies have been deeply marked by Aristotle’s theoretical model, which is based on five major senses: to see, to hear, to touch, to smell, and to taste.

However, this pentasensory model is not equally relevant for the societies of the Ancient Near East, especially according to the Akkadian texts. How many senses can be identified? Are there aesthetic values associated to specific sensory experiences? What consequences may have a sensory loss for the individual and his relationships to his social and natural environment? Trying to answer these questions, I will investigate Akkadian texts of various nature, focusing on ritual, divination and literary contexts.

 

This presentation in English constitutes the eleventh 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 Méditerranée.

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

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

All persons 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

London conference on Ancient Holisms, Sept. 11-12, 2017

 

 

Le Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes, 2017 – N° 29

Le Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes, 2017 – N° 29

 

Maddalena Rumor p. 1-34

The ‘AŠ section’ of Uruanna III in Partitur

 

Silvia Salin p. 35-48

“Stinging Pain” in Assyro-Babylonian Medical Texts: Some Considerations.

 

Wilfred G. E. Watson p. 49-53

A Remedy for Equine Bloat?

 

Henry Stadhouders p. 54-55

Addendum to Sm. 460

 

COMITÉ DE LECTURE

Tzvi Abusch, Robert Biggs, Barbara Böck, Dominique Charpin, Jean-Marie Durand, Irving Finkel, Markham Geller, Nils Heeßel, Stefan Maul, Daniel Schwemer, JoAnn Scurlock, Marten Stol.

 

COMITÉ DE RÉDACTION

Annie Attia, Gilles Buisson, Martin Worthington.

contact: Annie Attia <attia@noos.fr>

 

7.-11. August 2017: EABS / SBL International Meeting, Berlin – Literary and Discursive Framing of Medical Knowledge in Antiquity

Vom 7.8. bis 11.8.2017 findet in Berlin das gemeinsame jährliche Treffen der EABS (European Association of Biblical Studies) und SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) statt.

Dabei wird es zwischen dem 9.8. und 11.8. ein Panel zur antiken Medizin unter dem Titel “Literary and Discursive Framing of Medical Knowledge in Antiquity” geben, einberufen durch Markham J. Geller (BabMed) und Lennart Lehmhaus (SFB 980 “Episteme in Bewegung”).

Das Programm ist auf der Website des SFB 980 einsehbar.

 

 

Book project – a horror story set in ancient Mesopotamia!

Please have a look at a new book project by Irving Finkel, presented and advertised on this crowd funding site:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/348404877/the-writing-in-the-stone

There is the opportunity to support the project with a small fee and receive a copy of the limited print or even more exclusive offers … Not only the lovers of horror stories will have difficulties to resist….

[agade] WEBS: The medical corpus of the Cairo Genizah

The Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge University Library would like to announce the successful completion of the project ‘Medicine in medieval Egypt: creating online access to the medical corpus of the Cairo Genizah’, funded by a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant & Provision for Public Engagement (105086/Z/14/Z).

Among the 350,000 fragments of medieval manuscripts retrieved from the Genizah of the Ben Ezra synagogue in Fustat (Old Cairo) are almost 2,000 leaves dealing with medicine, the medical profession and health problems. This material was discarded into the Genizah, a storage room for preserving worn-out sacred texts, but that was actually used to dispose of all kinds of written items including a very important cache of material related to the sciences. Dating mostly from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, these fragments written in Hebrew, Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic (Arabic language in Hebrew letters) are a highly significant source for studying the transmission of medical knowledge and the actual practice of medicine in the Middle Ages.

Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant, all these fragments are now available as high-quality images on Cambridge University’s Digital Library and have been provided with updated cataloguing descriptions.

The outcomes of the project can be found on a dedicated webpage of the Genizah Research Unit website:

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/taylor-schechter-genizah-research-unit/projects/medicine-medieval-egypt

The page includes:

  1. a) a search engine for discovering the medical material preserved in the Cambridge Genizah Collections. The engine has the capability of searching through the updated catalogue of the medical fragments, retrieving results by keywords. High-quality images of the fragments can be viewed online on CUDL (Cambridge University Digital Library) or downloaded for study and research;
  2. b) ‘Beneficial, if God Wills!’: an introductory video focussing on the riches of the medical corpus of the Genizah;
  3. c) ‘A Brush with History’: a documentary showing the complex and painstaking process of conservation of Genizah fragments at Cambridge University Library;
  4. d) Links to two virtual exhibitions on medicine in the Genizah: ‘The Fame of Avicenna’s Canon: a view from the Cairo Genizah’ and ‘Recipes, Prescriptions and Drugs from Medieval Egypt’;
  5. e) links to a collection of the Genizah Unit’s Fragment of the Month: short articles on medical topics;
  6. f) a bibliography of scholarly publications on medicine in the Genizah and useful reference works.

We are looking forward to your feedback. Please, contact the Genizah Unit (mailto:genizah@cam.ac.uk) or Dr. Gabriele Ferrario (mailto:gf275@cam.ac.uk) with comments and queries.

 

-first posted on AGADE June 19, 2017-

Einladung 37. Treffen des Arbeitskreises “Alte Medizin” am 1. und 2. Juli 2017

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

 

der Interdisziplinäre Arbeitskreis „Alte Medizin“ lädt zu seinem 37. Treffen ein. Die Tagung findet am

Samstag, den 1. Juli 2017 von 15:00-18:20 Uhr und

Sonntag, den 2. Juli 2017 von 9:30-13:35 Uhr

im Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Am Pulverturm 13, 55131 Mainz, Untergeschoss (Hörsaal U 1125), statt. Das Tagungsprogramm finden Sie im Anhang und auf unserer Webseite:

https://www.iak-alte-medizin.uni-mainz.de/aktuelle-jahrestagung/

Die Tagung ist von der Landesärztekammer Rheinhessen mit 9 CME-Punkten und von der Landesapothekerkammer Rheinland-Pfalz mit 11 Fortbildungspunkten zertifiziert.

Die Veranstaltung ist öffentlich. Wir bitten aber nach Möglichkeit um Anmeldung, um vorab die Teilnehmerzahlen kalkulieren zu können. Bitten nutzen Sie hierfür unser Anmeldeformular im Anhang und senden Sie dieses bis 20. Juni 2017 an Frau Nadine Gräßler per E-Mail (graessle@uni-mainz.de), per Post (Institut für Altertumswissenschaften / Ägyptologie der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz) oder per Fax (+49 6131 39-38338).

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie in Mainz begrüßen zu können.

 

Mit herzlichen Grüßen, auch im Namen meiner Kolleginnen,

Ihre Tanja Pommerening

 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening

Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Ägyptologie

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, FB07

D-55099 Mainz

Email: tpommere@uni-mainz.de

http://www.aegyptologie.uni-mainz.de/

 

Vorsitz IAK Alte Medizin

Homepage: www.iak-alte-medizin.uni-mainz.de

 

-sent via Graduiertenkolleg 1876 [mailto:grk1876@uni-mainz.de] June 8, 2017-