Conferences & Call for Papers 2015

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Call for papers  and Conferences 2015


IIIe Séminaire doctoral “Littératures techniques et tradition des textes scientifiques de l’Antiquité gréco-romaine” (Université de Reims - Casa de Velázquez), Madrid, 20-24 avril 2015.

Du 20 au 24 avril 2015, l’Université de Reims et la Casa de Velázquez de Madrid s’associeront pour la troisième édition du séminaire doctoral Littératures techniques et tradition des textes scientifiques de l'Antiquité gréco-romaine, organisé depuis 2012 en partenariat avec l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT, CNRS).

Interviendront Pascal Arnaud, Klaus Geus, Francisco Javier Gómez Espelosín, Francisco Beltrán Lloris, Irene Pajón Leyra, Inmaculada Pérez Martín, Rosario Pintaudi, Francesco Prontera, Anne Tihon, Arnaud Zucker.

Quatorze bourses seront attribuées sur candidature à des doctorants et étudiants de master2 désirant suivre le séminaire.

Organisation scientifique: Didier Marcotte, Université de Reims.



Call for Papers The fifteenth Colloque Hippocratique will take place in Manchester from 28–30 October 2015. It continues a long tradition of colloquia, initiated originally in Strasburg in 1972 by Louis Bourgey and Jacques Jouanna. This series of scholarly encounters has firmly established Hippocratic studies as an independent field of scholarship and produced some of the most important work in this area over the last three decades.
We now invite submissions from scholars active in the area of Hippocratic studies. The theme of this, the fifteenth reiteration of the Colloque Hippocratique, will be the vast commentary tradition that engaged with various writings within the Hippocratic Corpus. Galen is, of course, the best known author, many of whose commentaries have come down to us not only in the original Greek, but also in Arabic, Latin, and Syriac translations. But many other Greek doctors explained and interpreted the various Hippocratic texts, be it in the first-century Asia Minor (e.g., Rufus of Ephesus) or sixth- and seventh-century Alexandria (e.g., the elusive John and Stephen of Alexandria). Some commentaries only survive in Latin, Syriac, Arabic, or Hebrew translations, so that the secondary transmission of these works acquires tremendous importance. During the medieval and early modern period, physicians continued to write commentaries in Latin, Arabic and Hebrew, with the Aphorisms attracting the greatest exegetical attention.

The colloque will centre around five sessions, arranged roughly chronologically:

- Early commentaries
- Galen
- Late-Antique Alexandria
- Middle Ages (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew)
- Renaissance and early modern period
The aim is to cover the whole commentary tradition on the Hippocratic Corpus, which flourished well into the eighteenth century and beyond.
We ask those interested in delivering papers to submit titles and short abstracts (up to 200 words) to 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > by 15 February 2015. Papers can be presented in any of the main European languages, although the proceedings will be published in English. The papers and subsequent questions should last no more than thirty minutes.
Steven Spiegl (on behalf of Professor Peter Pormann)

Dr Steven Spiegl  l  WLG13  l  Samuel Alexander Bldg  l  Classics & Ancient History Dept.  l  The University of Manchester  l  Manchester  l  M13 9PL  l  Tel +44 (0)161 275 0474/+44 (0)161 306 5516  l  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it