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


Zeit: montags, 10-12 Uhr, Unter den Linden 6, Raum 3053, wöchentlich

In this research colloquium, participants and guests present and discuss ongoing work on ancient medicine, ancient philosophy, the history of science and their reception. In addition, Greek and Latin medical texts that are currently in the process of being edited, translated and commented, are subjected to close reading and discussion. During Wintersemester 2019/20 the colloquium will be strongly connected with the project ‚Kairos, Krisis, Rhythmus. Time and Time Awareness in Ancient Medicine‘, supported by the Einstein Centrum CHRONOI.

Since work-in-progress and unpublished materials will be circulated in advance of the colloquium, participation needs to be confirmed with Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk (philip.van.der.eijk@hu-berlin.de).


*organised within the framework and supported by SFB 980 "Episteme in Motion. Transfer of knowledge from the Ancient World to the early modern period", Project A03: The Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity

**supported by The Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences


Program Wintersemester 2019/20


Introduction to the CHRONOI project

Orly Lewis
Galen against Archigenes on the Pulse and what it teaches us about Galen’s Method of Diairesis

Sean Coughlin

Galen on Archigenes on Magnus on Herophilus and the Herophileans

Christine Salazar

Galenism in the Late Imperial and early Byzantine periods

Ricarda Gäbel

The Unknown Physician – Who was Posidonius and what can we learn about him from the Libri medicinales of Aetius of Amida?

Peter N. Singer

The relationship between Perceptual Experience and Logos: Galen’s Clinical Perspective

Orly Lewis

Measuring the Pulse in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Case of Full and Empty Pulses

Elizaveta Shcherbakova

De Febribus and John Actuarius. Some Preliminary Remarks

Glen M. Cooper

Galen’s Theory of Crises and Critical Days: An Introduction

Anne Grons

Introduction and Overview on Coptic Pharmacology

Reading Session

(Ps.?-)Alexander’s On Fevers

Reading Session

(Ps.?-)Alexander’s On Fevers

Reading Session

(Ps.?-)Alexander’s On Fevers

Reading Session

(Ps.?-)Alexander’s On Fevers

Matyáš Havrda

Galen on Appropriate Premisses