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BabMed Panel RAI Marburg – Markham J. Geller: Medical commentaries.

27.07.2017 | 14:30

BabMed – Texts and Studies in Babylonian Medicine
(panel on the 63rd Rencontre Assyiologique Internationale, July 24-28, 2017)

convened by M.J. Geller, Freie Universität Berlin

The BabMed project invited researchers working on areas of Babylonian medicine and magic to present their research results, based upon textual work and analyses of Heilkunde in Mesopotamia and its periphery. Members of the BabMed team present their own work on medical texts from the large corpus best known from British Museum and Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin. The intention is to recover theories and techniques of diagnosis and treatment in order to acquire a more comprehensive view of how Babylonian medicine functioned in relation to other contemporary systems of medicine in the ancient world, and to avoid further fruitless discussion of the roles of the asû and āšipu / mašmaššu within diagnosis and therapy.

Contact: Markham J. Geller: mgeller@zedat.fu-berlin.de

For further details please see the website of the 63rd RAI Dealing with Antiquity: Past, Present & Future.

The preliminary program of the 63rd RAI can be found here.

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27.07.2017 | 14:30

63rd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Marburg