Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Stellenausschreibung für eine Promotionsstelle “Konzepte vom menschlichen Körper, von Krankheit, Heilung und Tod”

Das Graduiertenkolleg 1876 „Frühe Konzepte von Mensch und Natur: Universalität, Spezifität, Tradierung“ der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz hat insgesamt

5 Promotionsstellen (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L 65%)

zum 1. Oktober 2017 für zunächst zwei Jahre zu besetzen. Das Graduiertenkolleg wurde von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) eingericht. Vorbehaltlich der Finanzierung durch die DFG besteht die Möglichkeit, die Stellen um ein weiteres Jahr zu verlängern.

 

Das Forschungsprogramm des Graduiertenkollegs verfolgt das Ziel, Konzepte von Mensch und Natur und deren Ursprünge im nordostafrikanischen, vorderasiatischen und europäischen Raum in der Zeit ab 100.000 Jahren v. Chr. bis zum Mittelalter – ausgehend von textuellen, bildlichen und materiellen Quellen – exemplarisch zu erfassen und kulturimmanent wie auch transkulturell zu untersuchen. Dazu werden vier Forschungsschwerpunkte betrachtet:

(1) Konzepte von Urzuständen und Urelementen, von Weltentstehung und Weltuntergang;

(2) Konzepte von Naturphänomenen, Naturgewalten und Naturkatastrophen;

(3) Konzepte von Flora, Fauna und Naturraum;

(4) Konzepte vom menschlichen Körper, von Krankheit, Heilung und Tod.

Die Dissertationsthemen sind jeweils einem dieser Bereiche und einer Fachdisziplin zuzuordnen.

 

Für weitere Informationen bitte hier klicken.

The Body in Hittite Witchcraft – Lecture/Video-Conference

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

The Body in Hittite Witchcraft, Lecture and Video-Conference
by Laura Puértolas Rubio, Sorbonne University Thursday, March 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

 

Two types of human bodies are present in the Hittite texts dealing with witchcraft: that of the bewitched and that of the bewitcher. The body of the bewitched person is described several times as “tied” or/and “nailed down”.

During this talk, I will study these examples, analyzing each expression in its context, with the objective of better understanding their meaning and the conception(s) of the bewitched body. The body of the bewitcher will also be alluded to, as a complementary approach.

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

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

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

 

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

contact: alice.mouton@cnrs.fr

[agade] eVOLUMES: “Keilschrifttexte aus Assur literarischen Inhalts” (KAL 1-4)

The first four volumes of the Series «Keilschrifttexte aus Assur literarischen Inhalts» edited by Stefan M. Maul are now online (as searchable pdf-files).

Go to the homepage of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities at:

http://www.haw.uni-heidelberg.de/forschung/haw-forschung-online.de.html

 

Vol.1: N. Heeßel, Divinatorische Texte I. Terrestrische, teratologische, physiognomische und oneiromantische Omina, KAL 1, Wiesbaden 2007

Vol. 2: D. Schwemer, Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauber, KAL 2, Wiesbaden 2007

Vol. 3: E. Frahm, Historische und historisch-literarische Texte I, KAL 3, Wiesbaden 2009

Vol. 4: Stefan M. Maul, Rita Strauß, Ritualbeschreibungen und Gebete I. Mit Beiträgen von Daniel Schwemer, KAL 4, Wiesbaden 2011

 

Jerusalem conference in honor of Prof. Shamma Friedman

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, a conference in honor of Prof. Shamma Friedman, head of the BabMed project at Bar Ilan University, will be held on Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

11:15 – 13:15   First Session — The Babylonian Talmud
14:00 – 16:00   Second Session — Tannaitic Halakha
16:30 – 18:30   Third Session — Eretz Israel and Babylonia: Geographical and Cultural Context
18:30 – 19:15   Closing remarks by Prof. Shamma Friedman

For the full conference’s program click here

 

–first posted on AGADE on Feb 23, 2017–

[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.