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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 weekly colloquium, we will consider aspects of the relationship between philosophy and the special sciences in the ancient world. Students will have the opportunity to present work in progress; there will also be presentations by visiting speakers. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Chiara Thumiger, (chiara.thumiger@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


Programm Wintersemester 2017/18

Orly Lewis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Theory and Method of the Anonymous of Paris

Vincenzo Carlotta

Pseudo-Cleopatra VII: Queen, Physician, Alchemist

Chiara Thumiger

Quasi Phreneticus: metaphorical and technical interactions in the history of the ancient disease concept phrenitis

Iuliana Soficaru (University of Budapest)

Cities and Health in Late Antiquity: the Problem of Written Sources

Antonio Ricciardetto (Collège de France (Paris) — Université de Liège)

The Animal Paradigms in the Anonymus Londiniensis Papyrus

Julius Rocca (HU Berlin)
Topos and telos in Galen's account of the recurrent laryngeal nerve

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (Kings College London)

Pulse theory in Byzantium

Ulrike Steinert (FU Berlin)

The “Four Organ-System” and developments in Mesopotamian medical theory in the 1st millennium BCE

12.12.2017, 14-16 Uhr, UL 6, 3071*
Nico Carpentieri (University of Connecticut)

Protean Guises of Madness: Arabic and Latin Transformations of "Melancholia" and "Phrenitis"

Edna Fricke

A New edition of Celsus’ De Medicina liber III, 18-20 in consideration of Toletanus 91-12

Stavros Kouloumentas**

Alcmaeon’s inquiry into the microcosm: spermatology, embryology, dissection

Sean Coughlin and Maria Börno (CMG)
Galen on Bad Taste (kakozêlia)

Sean Coughlin
The Pneumatists on Pneuma

Evelyne Samama (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines)
Salted Water : Friend or Foe ? / Salzwasser : gesund oder gefährlich?

Irene Calà (MPIWG)

Bloodletting in Late Antiquity – the case of elephantiasis

Friederike Herklotz
Sarapis contra Asklepios? Sarapis als Heilgott im 2. Jh. n. Chr.