BabMed talk at 47th AJS, Boston - Tanja Hidde, Ravenous hunger and Bowel trouble - Babylonian rabbinic concepts for a healthy way of life.
Tanja Hidde of the BabMed project presents her research results on the 47th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies in Boston, USA within the conference panel Eating empires – narrative discourses on body, fasting, diet and regimen in Late Antique Judaism.
Her talk focuses on distinct cultural penchants and social realities in the Graeco-Roman and Babylonian rabbinic context that shaped their approach to concepts of healthy living. Tanja Hidde's study of possible ancient Mesopotamian backgrounds will provide further grounds for comparison.
Further contributions by: Julia Watts Belser (Georgetown/Washington), Lennart Lehmhaus (SFB 980 ‘Episteme in Motion’, Berlin), Monika Amsler (University of Zurich), and Charlotte E. Fonrobert (Stanford University).
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Association of Jewish Studies, Boston