Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

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-

Studies in Iconography and Cultures of the ANE in honor of F.A.M. Wiggermann

>>F.A.M. Wiggermann currently is a research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (TOPOI Excellence Cluster/BabMed).<<

 

by David Kertai / Olivier Nieuwenhuyse (eds.):

From the Four Corners of the Earth. Studies in Iconography and Cultures of the Ancient Near East in Honour of F.A.M. Wiggermann = Alter Orient und Altes Testament 441 Münster 2017

324 pages

ISBN: 978-3-86835-216-0

Book: € 112,00 (http://www.ugarit-verlag.com) / $ 122,00 (http://www.eisenbrauns.com) Book + E-book (ISBN: 978-3-86835-217-7): € 120,00 / $ 130,00

https://www.ugarit-verlag.com/index.html?pid=491

 

Sixteen contributions on cultural history, archaeological and textual remains of the Ancient Near East are devoted to the Assyriologist F.A.M. Wiggermann from Amsterdam. Dining and drinking in ritual, ceremonial and everyday contexts are considered. Black dogs and Seven demons are given attention, as well as Babylonian whirlwinds, Assyrian crown princes and the origin of maps.

 

  1. Kertai / O. Nieuwenhuyse: Frans Wiggermann: A Life Exploring Assyriology and Archaeology Tz. Abusch: A Paean and Petition to a God of Death: Some Comments on a Šuilla to Nergal D. Collon: Old Babylonian Whirlwinds and Sippar K. Duistermaat: What’s Cooking at the Dunnu? Thoughts on an Exotic, Steatite-tempered Pottery Cauldron in the ‘Kitchen’ of Grand Vizier Ili-pada at Middle Assyrian Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria B.S. Düring: Reconsidering the Origins of Maps in the Near East M. Geller / L. Vacín: Fermenting Vat, Childbirth and Dreckapotheke: A School Incantatory-Medical Tablet St. Jakob: Die Kehrseite des Sieges D. Kertai: The Iconography of the Late Assyrian Crown Prince O. Nieuwenhuyse: Civilized Men Drinking St.V. Panayotov: The Second Seal of Kabti-ilī-Marduk/Suhaya on a New Egibi Land Sale Contract I.S. Plantholt: Black Dogs in Mesopotamia and Beyond D. Shehata: Naturgewalt und (Un)heilsmacht. Strukturelle und inhaltliche Überlegungen zum akkadischen Anzû-Mythos U. Steinert: Cows, Women and Wombs: Interrelations Between Texts and Images From the Ancient Near East M. Stol: Ghosts at the Table L. Verderame: On the Early History of the Seven Demons (Sebettu) W. Waal: Anatolian Hieroglyphs on Hittite Clay Tablets F.C. Woudhuizen: The Earliest Indo-Europeans in Anatolia

 

–first posted on AGADE June 2, 2017–

 

 

[agade] LECTURES & eLECTURES: ‘”The Body and its Legal Implication in Second Millennium Elam” (Paris and internet, June 22)

The Body and its Legal Implication in Second Millennium Elam

 

A Lecture and Video-Conference by Carole Roche-Hawley, CNRS Ivry sur Seine

Thursday, June 22, 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

This presentation constitutes the tenth 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 Mediterranée.

<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 June 7, 2017-

Strahil V. Panayotov als Gastgeber am Dahlem Junior Host Programme

Kiril Mladenov zu Gast bei Strahil Panayotov (Juni – Juli 2017)

 

Kiril Mladenov und Strahil Panayotov

Kiril Mladenov und Strahil Panayotov arbeiten zusammen an einem Artikel, welcher die Gesundheit des assyrischen Königs Esarhaddon und seiner Familie untersucht (7. Jahrtausend v. Chr.).

Kiril Mladenov hat vor kurzem seine Doktorarbeit bezüglich der politischen und sozialen Geschichte Esarhaddons an der Universität Sofia, Bulgarien, abgeschlossen. Strahil Panayotov ist Postdoc bei BabMed, ERC-Projekt an der Freien Universität Berlin, und beschäftigt sich mit mesopotamischen medizinischen Texten.

Ihre Zusammenarbeit, unterstützt durch das Dahlem Junior Host Programm, untersucht die Gesundheit von Esarhaddon und der assyrischen Königsfamilie durch eine Kombination von keilschriftlichen Schlüsselquellen. Diese Artefakte, welche sich jetzt im Britischen Museum in London befinden, wurden in der Hauptstadt des Assyrischen Reiches, Ninive (jetzt Mossul), entdeckt. Dort hat der König Esarhaddon mit seiner Familie gelebt. Kiril und Strahil werden einen sorgfältigen Blick auf jene königlichen Briefe werfen, welche die Gesundheitsprobleme der assyrischen Königsfamilie erwähnen und die relevante medizinische Terminologie mit der antiken therapeutischen Enzyklopädie von Ninive verbinden. Auf diese Weise wird man zeigen können, wie die körperlichen und seelischen Leiden von Esarhaddon sowie seiner Familie therapiert worden sind. Dabei soll keine retrospektive Diagnose unternommen, sondern eine allgemeine Beschreibung der Beschwerden der assyrischen Königsfamilie umrissen werden.

Mehr Informationen zum Dahlem Junior Host Programm auf der Projektseite des Dahlem Humanities Center.

The Body as a Symbol of Social Belonging in Hittite Anatolia: The Example of Clothing

Betreff: [agade] LECTURES & eLECTURES: The Body as a Symbol of Social Belonging in Hittite Anatolia first posted May 3, 2017

A Lecture and Video-Conference by Alice Mouton, CNRS Ivry sur Seine and Catholic University of Paris

Thursday, May 18, 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 an analysis of various Hittite cuneiform texts, it will be shown that clothing very often – if not always – symbolizes identity in Hittite Anatolia. In other words, the way individuals dress expresses their belonging to one or, rather, several particular social groups: not only socio-professional categories (king/queen, priest/priestess, etc.), but also gender. The ritualized change of clothes is one of the strategies that is used to symbolize the change in someone’s social or/and symbolic state.

This presentation constitutes the ninth 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 Mediterranée.

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

Petition: Save the Yale Babylonian Collection

Online petition:
  https://www.change.org/p/save-the-yale-babylonian-collection
Dear President Salovey:

As you wrote in July 2015, the Yale Babylonian Collection (YBC) is “a jewel among Yale’s extraordinary cultural-heritage holdings.”

 

The April 2017 report of the ten-member Advisory Committee for the YBC, which was initiated by Provost Ben Polak, chaired by Deputy Provost Susan Gibbons, and included only two Assyriologists, will destroy this jewel forever.

 

The report’s main recommendations are as follows:

  • Take away the independent status of the YBC, established at its founding in 1909.
  • Dispense with the services of the tenured faculty Assyriologist Curator, as of 1 July 2017.
  • Move the YBC (at a date left open-ended) from Sterling Library, where it has benefited since the 1930s from the unique synergy created by the purpose-built proximity of artifacts, classroom, workrooms, and its own research library.
  • Replace direct and unimpeded scholarly access with digitization, effectively spelling the end of the YBC’s distinguished publication series.
  • Hire a 1-year “conservation fellow” to make an “assessment,” based perforce on no input from faculty Assyriologists or other curators of cuneiform tablets.

We, the undersigned, urge you to save the YBC from these recommendations.  If they are implemented, it will cease to exist as one of the world’s pre-eminent centers for the study of cuneiform tablets and other Mesopotamian materials, and the only place among its peer collections where teaching, learning, and scholarly dissemination are fully integrated into all its activities (http://babylonian-collection.yale.edu).

 

Ignoring the threats to the Mesopotamian past in New Haven is inconsistent with your previously stated concern for global cultural heritage.  You have an opportunity to make rescuing the YBC a defining moment of your presidency.

 

Save the Babylonian Collection, Yale’s extraordinary jewel!

Deutschlandfunk-Beitrag zu “Religion versus Medizin?”

Die Sendereihe des Deutschlandfunks “Aus Kultur-und Sozialwissenschaften”  brachte zum Eröffnungstermin am 20. April 2017 einen Beitrag über die Ringvorlesung “Religion versus Medizin?”, die gemeinsam von Markham J. Geller (BabMed – Babylonian Medicine) und Almut-Barbara Renger (Inst. für Religionswissenschaften der FU Berlin, Arbeitsbereich Antike Religion und Kultur sowie deren Rezeptionsgeschichte) veranstaltet wird.

Der Beitrag ist online in der Mediathek des Deutschlandfunks nachzuhören, die gesamte Sendung mit An- und Abmoderation finden Sie hier.

Lennart Lehmhaus, Harvard, presents his research on Talmudic Medicine.

Starr Seminar Thursday, April 20, from 12:15-2:00PM in Boylston Hall (Classics Department), room 203 at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University,

Lennart Lehmhaus, Freie Universität Berlin – SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion”, and Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies will be presenting

“Bodies of Knowledge: Talmudic Medical Expertise and Knowledge Culture(s) in Late Antiquity.”

Lennart Lehmhaus is visiting scholar at the Harvard Center of Jewish Studies for the spring term of 2017.

 

Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University
6 Divinity Ave, Suite 210
Cambridge, MA 02138

J. Cale Johnson at Leiden University starting July 2017

Betreff: [agade] NOTICES: Appointments at Leiden University
first posted April 7, 2017

The department of Assyriology at Leiden University, Institute of Area Studies, announces the following new appointments:

  1. From 1 July, Cale Johnson will join us as a University Lecturer. He specializes in the intellectual history of the ancient Near East, including Classical Sumerian literature and its Early Dynastic antecedents, the history of Babylonian medicine and the socio-economic history of feasting and patronage in centralized institutions. He will be teaching courses in Akkadian literature as well as historical surveys of Babylonian medicine and the economics of institutional life in Mesopotamia, in our BA program in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures and in our MA program in Classics and Ancient Civilizations.
  1. Caroline Waerzeggers has been appointed full professor and chair of Assyriology. She is a specialist in the history of the ancient Near East in the first millennium BCE. Currently she manages an ERC Consolidator Grant project on the Persian Empire. Her teaching will include modules on the Akkadian language and cuneiform script in the BA program in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures, as well as research seminars in the MA program in Classics and Ancient Civilizations.

 

They join Jan Gerrit Dercksen (University Lecturer in Assyriology), Bram Jagersma (University Lecturer in Sumerian), Willemijn Waal (University Lecturer in Hittitology), and Alwin Kloekhorst (University Lecturer in Anatolian Linguistics, at LUCL).

 

The Body in the Hittite Medical Texts – Lecture and Video-Conference

“The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton

Session VIII

The Body in the Hittite Medical Texts, Lecture and Video-Conference

by Valeria Zubieta Lupo, Mainz University, Thursday, April 27, 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 purpose of this contribution is to offer an insight into the notion of human body within the so-called Hittite medical Texts. The diseased body or body part is described as “being seized by the illness”, and this concept will be used as a starting point for the talk. Moreover, the physical symptoms that go along and that are shortly described in the (medical) indication of the recipes will be analysed and discussed. Finally, the healing treatment applied by the physician to the affected body parts will be examined to get an insight into the dichotomy diseased body vs. healing body within the Hittite recipes.

This presentation constitutes the eighth 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: alice.mouton@cnrs.fr

 

First posted on AGADE, April 2017