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Scholars, Priests and Temples - Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context - 12-13-14/05/2016, Berlin (Germany)

02.05.2016

 

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 12-13-14/05/2016 

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Topoi Building Mitte, Hannoversche Straße 6 (Berlin, Germany)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Mathieu Ossendrijver; Ruti Ungar

 

INFO: web - mathieu.ossendrijver@topoi.org ruti.ungar@topoi.org


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:

 

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

 

12.5.2016

09:15 - 09:30

 

Welcome

09:30 - 10:20

 

 

Egyptian scholars, priests and temples between autonomy and state authority

Brian Muhs – Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, USA

10:20 - 11:10

 

Chronicles: temples, priests and historiography in Babylonia

Caroline Waerzeggers – Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

11:10 - 11:30

 

 

Break

11:30 - 12:20

 

 

Egyptian temple inscriptions of the Roman Period – primarily from Esna

David Klotz – eikones, NFS Bildkritik, Basel, Switzerland

12:20 - 13:10

 

 

Exchange of “esoteric” knowledge in Late Antiquity between Jewish and Babylonian scholars

Markham J. Geller – Excellence Cluster Topoi

13:10 - 14:30

 

 

Lunch

14:30 - 15:20

 

 

The economic interests of Urukean scholars

Heather Baker – Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

15:20 - 16:10

 

 

The business portfolio of Babylonian scholars and private funding of temples in the Late Period

Johannes Hackl – Altorientalisches Institut, Universität Leipzig

16:10 - 16:30

 

 

Break

16:30 - 17:20

 

 

Priestly scholars in Late Egypt: the theoretical side

Joachim Quack – Ägyptologisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

 

 

 

13.5.2016

09:30 - 10:20

 

The religious sciences in Ancient Egypt

Alexandra von Lieven – Ägyptologisches Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin

10:20 - 11:10

 

 

 

Knowledge and continuance of the methods of Babylonian mathematical astronomy in Roman Egypt

Alexander Jones – Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, USA

11:10 - 11:30

 

Break

11:30 - 12:20

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Incorporating tradition within innovation: the continued relevance of MUL.APIN in Late Babylonian astronomy

John Steele – Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, Brown University, Providence, USA

12:20 - 13:10

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Philology: principles of a cuneiform discipline

Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum – Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin

13:10 - 14:30

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Lunch

14:30 - 15:20

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Charming snakes (and kings) from Egypt to Persia

Damien Agut – Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, France

Philippe Clancier – Archéologies et Sciences de l`Antiquité, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

15:20 - 16:10

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Babylonian words in Greek lexicographical texts and the transfer of Babylonian knowledge

Geert de Breucker – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands

16:10 - 16:30

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Break

16:30 - 17:20

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Berossus and the Creation Story

Paul-Alain Beaulieu – Art Department, University of Toronto, Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                            

14.5.2016

09:30 - 10:20

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Late Babylonian predictions of market prices and weather

Mathieu Ossendrijver – Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

10:20 - 11:10

                                                                                                                                                                                            

The Babylonian iatro-mathematical calendar

Marvin Schreiber – Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

11:10 - 11:30

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Break

11:30 - 12:20

 

From the archive of an astrologer

Andreas Winkler – Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

12:20 - 13:10

 

Astronomy and the temple cults in Hellenistic Babylonia

Julia Krul – Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

13:10 - 14:30

 

Lunch

14:30 - 15:20

 

Chaeremon of Alexandria and the catasterism of Poppaea (P.Oxy. 77.5105) between Stoic philosophy and Egyptian science

Livia Capponi – Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

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