Babylonian Medicine

Freie Universität Berlin

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The BabMed ERC-project has run its course, but is far from over

  The end? Far from it…   Over the past five years, the BabMed team and our project associates have worked hard to break the proverbial lock on Cuneiform and Talmudic medicine. It was the ERC 7th framework and the great support by Freie Universität Berlin, especially the Department of History and Cultural Studies, that […]

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J. Cale Johnson at University of Birmingham

J. Cale Johnson left the Freie Universität Berlin in July 2017, but has kept his post as Deputy Head of the BabMed Project. We are happy to announce that he has now taken up a post as Senior Lecturer in Assyriology at the University of Birmingham’s department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/caha).  

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Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes 31 (August 2018)

The Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes 31 is out and will be sent to subscribers. You’ll find the contents of this new issue below.   Le Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes, 2018 – N° 31 Note des éditeurs Les parties du corps dans la série šumma amêlu suâlam maruṣ Danielle Sandra Cadelli Words for Loss of Sensation […]

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BabMed imagefilm and MedComm trailer online

BabMed Youtube Channel is open now, featuring the BabMed Imagefilm and a short video on the Medical Commentaries conference held in September 2017 at MPIWG Berlin.  

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PhD thesis – Vérène Chalendar on animals in Mesopotamian therapeutic practices

In September 2017, Vérène Chalendar of the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris, successfully defended her PhD thesis “Quand l’animal soigne… Les utilisations thérapeutiques de l’animal dans le corpus médical cunéiforme assyro-babylonien”. Part of the jury were among others Gilles Buisson and Nils P. Heeßel, both well known from several BabMed events. https://www.ephe.fr/recherche/soutenances/verene-chalendar […]

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Workshop on Materia Medica in Topoi Haus Dahlem, July 31st 2018

Starting with the first scriptural cultures, methods for classifying and describing (medical) plants have been developed, by means of which the collected knowledge could be handed down diachronically across language and cultural borders. The topic of this workshop is the study of the related text genres of herbals, thereby uniting the outcome of projects in […]

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BAM 9 – Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues now available for open access via de Gruyter publishing

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues Medicine, Magic and Divination   We are happy to break the news that the ninth volume of ‘Die babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen’ (BAM) is now available for open access on the website of de Gruyter publishing: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/477148 It was edited and contributed by BabMed Senior PostDoc Researcher […]

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Legitimising Magic – Scientific colloquium at Marburg University, July 13/14, 2018

Altorientalistik at the Philipps-University of Marburg warmly invites to attend the scientific colloquium “Legitimising Magic” in Marburg, Germany, July 13–14. “Magic” is one of the most colourful terms used to describe phenomena in the history of religions. From the beginning, magic acquired a distinct negative connotation. Early scholars of the history of religion used it […]

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Netanel Anor at RAI 2018, Innsbruck

Netanel Anor, member of the BabMed-seminar and PostDoc researcher for BabMed-PI Markham J. Geller, will give a talk at this year’s Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale in Innsbruck on: Babylonian Seers as Medical Practitioners (July 17th, 16:00-16:30) Please find the full preliminary programme here.  

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Die Babylonisch-Assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen: BabMed at de Gruyter publishers

Monographs of the BabMed – Babylonian Medicine project will be made available as Open Access publications by de Gruyter publishers in the series initiated by Franz Köcher Die Babylonisch-Assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen. For the announcement of the series at de Gruyter publishers’ homepage please click here.  

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