Ancient Graeco-Roman Medicine and Biology Workshop

March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Princeton University

United States

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We are delighted to announce an Ancient Graeco-Roman Medicine and Biology Workshop for graduate students and ECRs, which will take place at Princeton University on March 4-5, 2023.   

The workshop will feature keynotes by established scholars, interspersed with workshop sessions on pre-circulated papers of 15-30 pages by graduate students and early-career researchers, chosen by open call. Workshop sessions will involve a presentation by the paper author and comments by a respondent, followed by general discussion. Full schedule below. 

Please email [email protected] and [email protected] to register or for further information. 

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Princeton Department of Philosophy, Department of Classics, Program in Classical Philosophy, Program in the History of Science, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, Center for Human Values, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Program in the Ancient World.

Saturday, March 4

Léa Derome (McGill), “Empedocles’ Blood-Based Cognitive Typology in Aristotle and Peripatetic Texts" – Respondent: Claire Bubb (ISAW NYU)

Radka Pallová (Princeton), “Beyond ‘Folk Medicine’, or, How to Kill a Chameleon?: Knowledge, Dismemberment, and Empire in Alexander of Tralles” – Respondent: Leah Wild (Cambridge)

Aurora Yu (UNC Chapel Hill), “Problematizing 'Bios'" – Respondent: Adam Woodcox (St. Jerome’s/Waterloo)

Yanxiao He (Chicago), “The Art of Governing Elephants: Semiramis, Alexander, and the Diadochi Wars” – Respondent: Radka Pallová (Princeton)

Keynote – Mariska Leunissen (UNC Chapel Hill)

Sunday, March 5

Nicolette D’Angelo (UCLA), “Do No Harm? Hippokratic Receptions in Anti-Trans Discourses” – Respondent: Kris McLain (Penn State)

Zhixi Wang and Lisa Shcherbakova (Humboldt), “Between Craftsmanship and Necessity: The Hippocratic On Regimen and Plato’s Timaeus” – Respondent: Patricia Marechal (UCSD)

Kris McLain (Penn State), “Socratic Midwifery in Plato’s Theaetetus: Pregnancy and Intellectual Offspring” – Respondent: Zara Amdur (Boston)

Keynote – Colin Webster (UC Davis)

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