CONF: HOMO PATIENS: Approaches to the patient in the ancient world

Seen on the Classicists list:

HOMO PATIENS: Approaches to the patient in the ancient world
29.06.2012-01.07.2012, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Humboldt-
Universität zu Berlin

This meeting brings together a variety of scholars in the field of
classical studies, medicine and history of medicine to discuss the figure
of the ‘patient’ in ancient medicine. In particular, the conference aims
at shifting the focus from the ancient doctors’ authoritative discourses
about their profession, knowledge, theories and practices to reconstruct,
to whatever extent this is possible, the role, position and experience of
the patient.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Manfred Horstmanshoff (Internationales Kolleg
Morphomata, University of Cologne, DE), Prof. Helen King (Open
University, UK), Prof. Susan Mattern (University of Georgia, USA), and
Prof. John M. Wilkins (University of Exeter, UK).

Further information and registration form can be found on the conference

The conference is free; please register by emailing your registration form
to Stefanie Jahnke (stefanie.jahnke.1 AT no later than
May 31, 2012.
Some travel bursaries might be available for students. Please contact the
Chiara Thumiger (Chiara.Thumiger AT
Georgia Petridou(Georgia.Petridou AT

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship of Classics and History of Science
‘Medicine of the Mind – Philosophy of the body’. Discourses of Health and
Well Being in the Ancient World.

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