BabMed Workshop IV: Cultural Systems of Classification: Sickness, Health and Local Biologies. Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Medical Cultures in Anthropology and the Historical Sciences

06.06.2016 - 07.06.2016

BabMed Annual Workshop 4, organized by Ulrike Steinert and Markham J. Geller

How do popular cultures, healing specialists and scholars of different times interpret, systematize and classify illness in its multiple forms, manifestations and causes? How is such knowledge reflected in oral and written discourse, by theoretical treatises, in technical compendia or via visual imagery?

The workshop lays out philological, historical and anthro­pological approaches to investigate perceptions, constructions and experiences of health and illness. Contributions offer perspectives from East Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and West African societies, spanning from antiquity to the present.


Aaron Amit (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan); Patricia Baker (University of Kent); Erica Couto-Ferreira (University of Heidelberg); Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Elisabeth Hsu (University of Oxford); Rune Nyord (University of Cambridge); Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan (Niamey/EHESS Marseille); Susanne Radestock (University of Leipzig); Lucia Raggetti (Freie Universität Berlin); Katharina Sabernig (University of Vienna); Juliane Unger (University of Heidelberg).

Zeit & Ort

06.06.2016 - 07.06.2016

Freie Universität Berlin
Topoi Haus
Hittorfstraße 18
14195 Berlin