Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

Monatsarchiv für October 2015

Practical Knowledge & Medical Practice in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures

The Project A03 (“The Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity”), as part of the SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion”, is organizing an international conference on the topic of practical knowledge and actual practices in medical traditions of different ancient cultures. The heads of project, Prof. Philip van der Eijk and […]

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EATING EMPIRES – narrative discourses on body, fasting, diet and regimen in Late Antique Judaism

This panel is part of the AJS 47th Annual Conference (Association for Jewish Studies), December 13-15, 2015, Boston, USA. It examines different but interrelated aspects of discourses on bodies, health and disability in Jewish Late Antiquity against the backdrop of their cultural embeddedness in different context (i.e. Greco-Roman West and Iranian-Mesopotamian East). Julia Watts Belser […]

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SFB 980: Gendering Ascetic Knowledge in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam: Intra- and Interreligious Transfers and Transformations

Prof. Almut Renger (Head: Project C02 “Asceticism in Motion: Forms and Transfer of Habitualized Knowledge in Antiquity and Late Antiquity”) and her team are presenting an international conference on the topic of ‘Gendering Ascetic Knowledge in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam’ as part of the SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion”. L. Lehmhaus, research associate in Prof. […]

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Call for Papers: Physiognomy and Ekphrasis – BabMed Annual Workshop 3

Physiognomy and Ekphrasis: The Mesopotamian Tradition and its Transformation in Graeco-Roman and Semitic Literatures February 16–17, 2016, Freie Universität Berlin BabMed Annual Workshop 3, Conference organisers, J. Cale Johnson and Alessandro Stavru, invite proposals to be included in the conference and/or the conference volume. Please send your abstract (250 words) to the organizers by October […]

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Ancient Pompeiians with good dental health

The results of CT scans conducted by the Archaeological Superintendency of Pompeii of the plaster casts of Pompeiians who perished in the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius give interesting insights into both the dental health and the diet of these ancient people. Read the full article here.   Marius Hoppe

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