Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Call for Papers: AJS, Boston 2015 – Jewish medical knowledge and rabbinic discourse(s) in Late Antiquity

AJS – Association for Jewish Studies – is seeking participants for a panel on medical discourse(s) in Jewish traditions throughout (Late) Antiquity. The focus of the session(s) is on medical knowledge in rabbinic traditions (i.e. Talmudic literature and Midrash) against the foil of their literary and socio-cultural background(s). However, within a broader thematic focus also their relation to earlier traditions from the Bible and the post-biblical (Second Temple) literature can be discussed. Moreover, contributions on the legacy of those rabbinic medical discourses in post-Talmudic, early medieval (Sefer Assaf/ Targumim/ Late Midrash/ Geonic literature etc.) traditions may shed light on various ways of the transfer of knowledge on different paths.

The panel is organized by Lennart Lehmhaus as part of the research project about “Talmudic Medicine” (A03) in comparison with Greek medical compilations in the early Byzantine period. The project is conducted by Markham J. Geller collaborating with specialists in Early Byzantine Medical Encyclopedias (head:  Philip J. van der Eijk) at Humboldt University and in a complementary project (BabMed) with scholars from Israel.

The AJS-Conference takes place December 13-15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paper proposals or ideas are welcome and should be submitted not later than April 7, 2015. For further information please click here.


Tanja Hidde



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