sexta-feira, dezembro 31, 2010

Fayum Conference in Würzburg, Germany, May 2011

Considering going to this wonderful Conference as the lecturers are so good, the subject is very interesting and, especially because some important people concerning my research scope are speaking:

Prof. Mario Capasso,, the man who recently found broken pieces of clay pottery revealing the names of Egyptian priests who served at the temple of a crocodile god:

People from the Berkeley Greek papyri collection are coming and talking about those (Tebtunis);

and Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann is talking about the Medicine Project!!!!!!!

From the Project's website, link below: 
The project investigates the relation of healing systems to shifting political constellations, and specifically the extend to which their waxing and waning popularity was related to their association with imperial and other powers on the one hand, and the therapeutic efficacy on the other. Focussing on the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean including Egypt this study will provide a test case to search for the long-term structures standing behind many of the more modern cases of asymmetrical relations between European/Western and Asiatic healing systems. It will be of special interest to investigate in what kind of ‘packages’ a successful healing system is conveyed to another culture, e.g. whether or not the healing system is part of a greater exchange mode like sciences, political systems, or concepts of the world. It will be investigated what drives the flow, power relations as well as economics and personal desire.

And of course, I need to practice my German...:)...nothing to do with Greek or Egyptian...or everything to do with it!

Sem comentários: