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


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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)

INFO: web - spaecollab@gmail.com

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

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

DAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2019


9:15AM-7:00PM

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

9:30AM-5:00PM

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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