JOB: two posts @ Durham

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Lecturer in Classical Language and Literature

Classics and Ancient History
Durham University

Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History
Department of Classics and Ancient History
Durham University

ED: SACE ancient languages summer school 2009

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Spaces are still available on our one and two week intensive courses in Latin, Greek and Egyptian.

Suitable for students aged 14+, the summer schools will provide those new to Classics and the Ancient World with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language of their choice, Greek, Latin, or Egyptian at Beginners level, while those with some linguistic experience will have the chance to consolidate their skills at Intermediate level (Greek and Latin only). Prospective Undergraduates and Postgraduates are also specifically catered for with intensive courses in either Greek or Latin from Beginners through to Intermediate level, and Egyptian (Beginners level only). These course are intended to provide students with valuable experience and a head-start in their chosen area of study at University.

All Greek and Latin programmes are available as a one week course (inc. 3 days tuition, 2 days private study time or optional excursions/themed lectures & activities) or an extended two week course (inc. 6 days tuition, 4 days private study or optional excursions/themed lectures & activities). Beginners Egyptian is available as a one week course only.

Full residential facilities, including accommodation, meals and refreshments are also available on request (students must be aged 17 or over).

We are also offering a range of themed lectures and cultural activities including a chance to visit the region’s best collection of neo-classical art, the Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight, an artefact handling session in the Garstang Archaeology museum, and an ancient drama day organised by Kaloi k’Agathoi theatre company.

To help students with the costs of attending a limited number of bursaries funded by the John Percival Postgate trust and Friends of Classics are available. To apply please send a letter explaining why you would like to attend the 2009 Summer school accompanied by at least one academic reference to support your application.

For more information, booking details and bursay applications please contact:

Dr Eugenie Fernandes, School of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, 12-14 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7WZ. Tel: 0151 7942312.

Email: Info AT

NOTE: Students wishing to attend as residential students must be aged 17yrs+ or accompanied by an adult.

Application forms are now available under DOWNLOADS at

Stephen A Flett
Room 3.07
12-14 Abercromby Square
University of Liverpool

CONF: Approaches to Ancient Medicine

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Newcastle University, 24-25 August 2009


Monday 24 August
12.00-13.00 Lunch and Registration
13.00-13.30 Erica Couto-Ferreira (University of Heidelberg)
The Anatomy of Birth in Mesopotamian Incantations and Literary Texts
13.30-14.00 Marzia Soardi (University of Palermo)
How to achieve good offspring: Aristotle’s Prescriptions
14.00-14.30 Jaroslav Danes (Charles University, Prague)
Are there any true theories of inheritance in the classical period?

14.30-14.45 Short break

14.45-15.15 Ca—ta—lin Enache (University of Vienna)
Fire and water as principles of the world in the Hippocratic treatise De victu
15.15-15.45 Hynek Bartos (Charles University, Prague)
Medicine without doctors? – The Hippocratic treatise De victu and its audience
15.45-16.15 Pilar Pérez Canizares (Newcastle University)
The sources of the Hippocratic treatise Affections

16.15-16.45 Tea/Coffee

16.45-17.15 Valeria Andò (University of Palermo)
Erotic dreams and female semen
17.15-17.45 Sylva Fischerová (Charles University, Prague)
The Europe-Asia antithesis in the Peri aeron hydaton topon as a scientific image and mythic heritage
17.45-18.15 Roberto Lo Presti (University of Palermo)
Origins of Knowledge: ‘Visible’ and ‘Invisible’ as categories of thought in the Hippocratics
18.15-18.45 Annette Frölich (University of Copenhagen)
Terra Sigillata – a drug in use for millenniums!

19.00- Drinks and Dinner

Tuesday 25 August
9.00-9.30 Robert Maltby (Leeds University) and
Maryanne Maltby (Anglia Ruskin University)
Celsus on Ears and Hearing
9.30-10.00 Aurélien Gautherie (University of Strasbourg)
An approach to Celsus’ transmission of medical knowledge in the De Medicina: the example of the figure of Asclepiades of Bithynia
10.00-10.30 Uwe Vagelpohl (Warwick University)
Reconfiguring Galen: Hunayn ibn Ishaq and the adaptation of Galenic medicine in the Arabic tradition
10.30-11.00 Anna Corrias (Warburg Institute, London)
Subtle bodies: ochêma, bile and images in the writings of Porphyry and Marsilio Ficino

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.00 Nadine Metzger (Newcastle University)
Not a daimon, but a severe illness’ – looking for the demon behind Ephialtes
12.00-12.30 Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway College, London)
Compiling texts – Ps. Alexander de oculis and its sources
12.30-13.00 Val Knight (University of Manchester)
Humoral theory and the De podagra of Alexander Trallianus

13.15-14.30 Lunch in the Courtyard Restaurant (ground floor)

14.30 Departure

The conference is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Classical Association and the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University.

For further information and online booking please visit the conference website

For information on booking please contact:
Melanie Kidd
Conference Support Officer
7th Floor, Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: +44 (0)191 222 5807
Email: Melanie.Kidd AT

For further conference information please contact:
Professor Philip van der Eijk
Northern Centre for the History of Medicine
School of Historical Studies
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel. (+)44.191.2228262
Fax: (+)44.191.2228262 / 6484
email: philip.van-der-eijk AT