Workshop: BabMed – Texts and Studies in Babylonian Medicine

The BabMed project invites participants 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 will 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.


Workshop organizer:


Mark Geller:

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