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Scientific Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East - 19-20/09/2019, New York (NY, USA)


We are pleased to announce that the call for papers is now open for the second annual conference hosted by the international research collaboration, Scientific Papyri from Ancient Egypt: New Medical and Astrological Texts (SPAE). While the collaboration is centered on Egyptian scientific texts, this year’s conference aims for a broader cross-cultural perspective and increased interdisciplinarity in the approach to the ancient sciences

FECHA / DATE/DATA: 19-20/09/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York (NY, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Amber Jacob (ISAW, PhD fellow); Sofie Schiødt (University of Copenhagen, PhD fellow); Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University, PhD fellow); Alexander Jones (ISAW, Leon Levy Director, Professor)

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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: September 19 September 20 Gratis/free/gratuito


DAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2019


Session 1 Chair: Friedhelm Hoffmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

9:15-9:30am: Welcome

9:30-10:00am: Robert Kade, Freie Universität Berlin 50 Shades of gyl – Deciphering the Other in Demotic Scientific Traditions

10:00-10:30am: Anne Grons, Freie Universität Berlin The Coptic Herbal P. Carlsberg 500 and the Treatment of “Mist” in an Eye

10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Kim Ryholt, Københavns Universitet

11:00-11:45am: Joachim Quack, Universität Heidelberg A miscellany of mainly medical content: pBrooklyn 47.218.47

11:45am-12:15pm: Amber Jacob, ISAW Skin Deep: Cutaneous Treatment and Taboo in Graeco-Roman Egypt

12:15-12:45pm: Nicola Reggiani, Università degli Studi di Parma Medical Literary and Documentary Culture in Graeco-Roman Fayum

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: Claire Bubb, ISAW

1:45-2:15pm: Monika Amsler, University of Maryland Recipes, Foodstuffs, and Words: The Theory Behind Voces Magicae

2:15-2:45pm: Kassandra Jackson Miller, Bard College When Hours Are Numbered: Quantitative Vs. Qualitative Timekeeping in Imperial-Period Medicine

2:45-3:15pm: Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: TBA

3:15-4:00pm: Friedhelm Hoffmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München A Medical Interpretation of Egyptian Magical Texts

4:00-4:45pm: Richard Jasnow, Johns Hopkins University Medicine, Dreams, and Imhotep in the Book of Thoth

5:00-7:00pm: Reception

DAY 2 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2019


Session 1 Chair: Luigi Prada, University of Oxford

9:30-10:30am: KEYNOTE: Kim Ryholt, Københavns Universitet Manuals on Sothis Divination from the Tebtunis Temple Library

10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Alexander Jones, ISAW

11:00-11:30am: Marina Escolano-Poveda, University of Liverpool Astronomica Montserratensia: P. Monts.Roca inv. 314 and the Transmission of Mesopotamian Astronomy to the Graeco-Roman World Through Egypt

11:30am-12:00pm: Lingxin Zhang, Johns Hopkins University The Astrological Features in the Women’s Astrological Manuals

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: Richard Jasnow, Johns Hopkins University

1:00-1:45pm: Luigi Prada, University of Oxford Dreaming Physiology: Health, Illness, and Sexuality through the Lens of Ancient Egyptian Oneiromancy

1:45-2:15pm: Calloway Scott, University of Cincinnati Dream-Science, Medicine, and the Organization of Knowledge in Artemidorus’ Oneirocritica

2:15-2:45pm: Francesca Minen, Warburg Institute, University of London Signs of Sickness and Health in Ancient Mesopotamia. For a Comparative Study of Terrestrial Omens and Medical Texts from the World of Cuneiform Culture

2:45-3:15pm: Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: Fredrik Hagen, Københavns Universitet

3:15-4:00pm: Barbara Böck, Spanish National Research Council The Body in the Ancient Babylonian Mind

4:00-4:30pm: Sofie Schiødt, Københavns Universitet Contending with Swellings in New Kingdom Egypt

4:30-5:00pm: Jonny Russell, Universiteit Leiden Investigations into Theoretical Paradigms of Egyptian and Mesopotamian Healing: A Progress Report

The conference is co-sponsored by ISAW, the NYU Center for Ancient Studies, the NYU Department of Classics, the NYU Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and the NYU Society for Ancient Studies.

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