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

CV and publications

Christine Salazar was born in Vienna, where she also took her undergraduate degree (Mag. phil.) in Italian and Ancient History in 1974. After a long gap (living in Tokyo, teaching French and German at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, a college in the American sense of the word), she returned to her studies to do an MPhil in History of Medicine (1986-87), followed by a PhD in Classics (1987-91), both at the University of Cambridge. The title of the PhD thesis was ‚The Treatment of War Wounds in Graeco-Roman Antiquity’. The following years were mainly taken up with translations, supervisions and occasional lectures at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (University of Cambridge), then copy-editing for Cambridge University Press. From 2001 to 2010 she worked freelance for Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, The Netherlands) as editor-in-chief of Brill’s New Pauly, the English version of Der neue Pauly. From April 2007 to April 2011, she was holder (part-time) of a grant from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank Jubiläumsfonds for the project ‘Early Byzantine Medicine – A Sourcebook’. She has also been giving occasional seminars on Greek and Roman medicine, as well as acting as supervisor for dissertations on ancient medicine at the Medizinische Universität Wien (Department und Sammlungen für Geschichte der Medizin). Since January 2010 she has been Research Associate on the ‘Towards a Galen in English’ project, Newcastle University, preparing a translation with commentary of Galen’s ‘Commentary on the Prognostic of Hippocrates’. While still continuing on this project (0.5), she is now also a Research Associate (another 0.5 post) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as part of Philip van der Eijk’s Teilprojekt A03 ‘Der Transfer medizinischer Episteme in den “enzyklopädischen” Sammelwerken der Spätantike’ within the SFB 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung. Wissenstransfer von der alten Welt bis in die frühe Neuzeit’.

 

Research interests

  • Wound treatment and trauma surgery
  • Medical treatment in a military setting
  • Greek medical terminology
  • Late antique and early Byzantine medicine
  • Ways in which authors use earlier sources in their work

 

Publications

Published books and articles
  • ‘Fragments of a lost Hippocratic work in Galen’s Glossary’, Classical Quarterly 47.2 (1997), 543-47.
  • ‘Die Verwundetenfürsorge in Heeren des griechischen Altertums’, Sudhoffs Archiv 82.1 (1998), 92-7.
  • ‘Getting the point; Paul of Aegina on arrow wounds’, Sudhoffs Archiv 82.2 (1998), 170-87.
  • The Treatment of War Wounds in Graeco-Roman Antiquity. Studies in Ancient Medicine 21. Brill, Leiden 2000.
  • ‘Die Ohnmacht in der griechisch-römischen Medizin, insbesondere im traumatologisch-chirurgischen Umfeld’, Sudhoffs Archiv 85.2 (2001), 169-74.
  • With S. Kusukawa: Philip Melanchthon: Orations on Philosophy and Education. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999.
  • ‘Caring for the sick and wounded’, in: B. Campbell, L. Tritle (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World, Oxford University Press, ch. 14, 294-311.
  • ‘Medicine, Roman military’, ‘Wounds, nature and treatment of’ and ‘Archery’, in: R. Bagnall et al. (eds), Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 2012.
  • As editor: Brill’s New Pauly. Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World. [English version of H. Cancik and H. Schneider (eds), Der neue Pauly.] Brill, Leiden/Boston: vols. 1-15 and Atlas, 2002-2010.

 

In press
  • ‘Paul of Aegina on venomous animals’, in: D. Banham (ed.), The Missing Link. Studies in Early Medicine. Archaeopress, Oxford. (This should have been published two or three years ago, so I am not sure when it is going to happen.)

 

Published translations:
  • D. v. Engelhardt, ‘Historical consciousness and the German Romantic Naturforschung’, in: A. Cunningham, N. Jardine (eds), Romanticism and the Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1990 (from German).
  • I. M. R. Mendes Drumond Braga, ‘Poor relief in Counter-Reformation Portugal: the case of the Misericórdias’, in: O. P. Grell, A. R. Cunningham (eds), Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europe. Routledge, London/New York 1999, 201-14 (from Portuguese).
  • M. Dinges, ‘Health care and poor relief in Counter-Reformation Catholic Germany’, in: O. P. Grell, A. R. Cunningham (eds), Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europe. Routledge, London/New York 1999, 240-79 (from German).
  • M. Vegetti, ‘Tradition and truth. Forms of philosophical-scientific historiography in Galen’s De placitis, in: P. J. van der Eijk (ed.), Ancient Histories of Medicine. Studies in Ancient Medicine 20. Brill, Leiden/Boston/Cologne 1999, 333-57 (from Italian).
  • O. Höffe, Aristotle. State University of New York Press, Albany 2003 (from German).
  • G. Sabbah, ‘Ammianus Marcellinus’ (= Ch. II), in: G. Marasco (ed.), Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity. Fourth to Sixth Centuries AD. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2003, 43-84 (from French).
  • J. Jouanna, ‘Cause and crisis in historians and medical writers of the classical period’, in: P. J. van der Eijk (ed.), Hippocrates in Context. Papers read at the XIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 27-31 August 2002. Studies in Ancient Medicine 31. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2005, 3-27 (from French).
  • V. Boudon-Millot, ‘Art, science and conjecture, from Hippocrates to Plato and Aristotle’, in: P. J. van der Eijk (ed.), Hippocrates in Context. Papers read at the XIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, University of Newcastle upon Tyne,27-31 August 2002. Studies in Ancient Medicine 31. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2005, 87-99 (from French).
  • J. A. López Férez, ‘Some remarks by Galen about the teaching and studying of medicine’, in: H. F. J. Horstmanshoff (ed.), Hippocrates and Medical Education. Selected Papers Presented at the XIIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, Universiteit Leiden, 24-26 August 2005. Studies in Ancient Medicine 35. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2010 (from Spanish).
  • Article ‘Transhumance’, by H. Schneider (I. Greece) and M. Corbier (II. Rome), in: C. F. Salazar et al. (eds), Brill’s New Pauly. Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, vol. 15. Brill, Leiden/Boston 2010, 1044-50 (from German and French respectively).

 

Papers and lectures
  • May 2003: ‘The treatment of casualties in Greek and Roman armies’ (History of Medicine and Health Research Seminar, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham).
  • December 2004: ‘Die Versorgung von Kriegsverwundeten in der griechisch-römischen Antike’ (Institut für Medizingeschichte, University of Vienna).
  • February 2005: : ‘Paul of Aegina on Sleep and Sleeplessness’ (Medical Texts in Translation Series, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London).
  • June 2007: ‘Kausalität und Behandlung von Kopfschmerzen und Migräne bei Paulos von Aigina’ (Arbeitskreis Alte Medizin, University of Mainz).
  • March 2008: ‘Paul of Aegina on Venomous Animals’ (Workshop ‘The „Missing Link“: Medicine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, Cambridge).
  • May 2009: ‘Körperliche Übungen und ihr medizinischer Wert bei Oreibasios’ (Rheinischer Kreis der Medizinhistoriker, Annual Meeting 2009, University of Leiden).
  • June 2009: ‘Die Instrumente des Paulos von Aigina’ (Arbeitskreis Alte Medizin, University of Mainz)