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Conf/Prog - Drugs in the Medieval World (ca. 1050-ca.1400), 7-8 December 2018, UK

Publish Date: Dec 18, 2018

Event Dates: from Dec 07, 2018 12:00 to Dec 08, 2018 12:00

DRUGS IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD (CA. 1050–CA. 1400) Friday 7th – Saturday 8th December 2018 (King's College London, Strand Campus Friday)

7 December: Council Room 

09:30-09:45: Registration 

09:45: Opening Remarks: Dionysios Stathakopoulos

09:50: Introduction: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

10:00-12:40: Session I, Chair: Dionysios Stathakopoulos (King’s College London) 

Eliza Glaze (Coastal Carolina University): The Confluence of Latin, Byzantine, and Arabic Pharmacy: Southern Italy c. 1050-1150 CE 

Arsenio Ferraces-Rodríguez (Universidade da Coruña): The Epistula de vulture in Two 12th-Century Manuscripts: Magic, Medicine and Ideology

Jeffrey Doolittle (Fordham University): ‘Efficassimum est Alexandrinum’: Drugs and Efficacy in Early Medieval Latin Pharmacology

Thanasis Rinotas (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): Drawing Lines of Connection between the Medicinal Properties of Stones and Philosophy in the Work of Albertus Magnus

12:40-13:40: Lunch

13:40-15:40: Session II, Chair: Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths, University of London): Myrobalans: The Making of a Eurasian Panacea

Leigh Chipman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Digestive Syrups and After Dinner Drinks – Food or Medicine?
15:40-16:00: Coffee/Tea

16:00-18:40: Session III, Chair: Richard Greenfield (Queen's University, Kingston)

Efraim Lev (University of Haifa): The Alternative Uses of the Medieval Medicinal Substances that were Brought by the Arabs from the East

Fabian Käs (Universität zu Köln): Ibn al-Tilmīdh’s Book on Simple Drugs. A Christian Physician from Baghdad on the Arabic, Greek, Syriac, and Persian Nomenclature of Plants and Minerals

Ayman Atat (Technische Universität Braunschweig): The Transmission of Pharmaceutical Knowledge through Ibn Al-Bayṭār (13th Century)

Phillip I. Lieberman (Vanderbilt University): Remedies or Superstitions: Maimonides on Mishna Shabbat 6:10

Saturday, 8 December: Council Room (K2.29)

10:00-12:40: Session IV, Chair: Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London)

Grigory Kessel (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften & University of Manchester): Materia Medica in One Unedited Syriac Medical Manual

Sivan Gottlieb (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “et probatum est” – A Hebrew Herbarium between Text and Illustration

Heinrich Evanzin (Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg): The Use of Heliotherapy Against Skin Diseases in Medieval Armenia – A Case Study on Ptychotis verticillata

Michael Stanley-Baker (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Tracking Materia Medica Across Time, Space, Genre, and Language

12:40-13:40: Lunch

13:40-16:10: Session V, Chair: William Maclehose (University College London)

Matteo Martelli (Università di Bologna): Mineral Drugs in Byzantine and Syriac RecipeBooks on Alchemy

Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London): Pharmacological Knowledge Among Greek-Speaking Physicians in Twelfth-Century Southern Italy and Sicily

Richard Greenfield (Queen's University, Kingston): Making Magic Happen: Understanding ‘Drugs’ in Later Byzantine Sorcery

Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley): Byzantine Greek Medical Glossaries of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Terms

16:10-16:30: Coffee/Tea

16:30-17:00: Concluding Remarks: Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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