Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

BabMed Lecture: The Formation of Hebrew Gynaecology in the Early Middle Ages

Dr. Carmen Caballero-Navas is Associate Professor at the University of Granada. Her research focuses on the Hebrew textual production on women’s healthcare in the Mediterranean West during the Middle Ages, with special attention to women’s experiences.

The presentation focuses on the early stage of the reception and accommodation of gynecological literature by Jewish authors and translators during the Middle Ages. It discusses the Hebrew textual production on women’s health care from the end of the twelfth and during the thirteenth century, offering a glimpse of the gynaecological literature available in Hebrew at the time, as well as a contribution to the understanding of textual choice and dissemination. It explores the weight that theories on the functioning of the female body from the Latin and Arabic medical traditions had in the Hebrew corpus and evaluates ways in which notions on women’s physiology were accommodated by Jewish authors, translators and copyist at this early stage.

Dr. Carmen Caballero-Navas’ presentation is also part of the conference “Female Bodies and Female Practitioners in the Medical Traditions of the Late Antique Mediterranean Word” which takes place from the 27.10. – 29.10. 2014.

The conference is organized by SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion”, subproject A03 “The Transfer of Medical Epistemes in  ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity” (Heads: Ph. v.d. Eijk/M. Geller).

Time: 10.00-11.30
Venue: Humboldt-Universität, Unter den Linden 6, Room 2103

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