Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship


Monday, 10-12 a.m., Unter den Linden 6, 2nd floor, room 3053

Research Colloquium/Reading Group "Ancient Medicine and History of Science"

In this research colloquium, participants and guests present and discuss ongoing work on ancient medicine, philosophy, science and their reception. In addition, Greek and Latin medical texts that are currently in the process of being edited, translated and commented by members of the group are subjected to close reading and discussion. During the Summer semester 2024, we will read i.a. sections from Caelius Aurelianus' work on acute and chronic diseases. The colloquium is open to BA and MA students interested in the subject, and they are encouraged to present their work in order to receive constructive feedback. Since work-in-progress and unpublished material will be circulated in advance of the colloquium, those who wish to take part are asked to contact Professor van der Eijk in advance; please send an e-mail to


Programm Sommersemester 2024

Kosta Gligorijević
Galen’s Humanistic Medicine - The Essay Quod Optimus Medicus

Reading Group: Caelius Aurelianus, On Acute Diseases 3

Chiara Cecconi
(Utrecht University)
Erasistratus on theoretical observability

Reading Group: Caelius Aurelianus, On Acute Diseases 3

Reading Group: Caelius Aurelianus, On Acute Diseases 3