samedi 28 juillet 2012

Les pouvoirs médicaux dans l'Antiquité

Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity 

International conference organized by the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project 

21– 22 September 2012 
at Corpus Christi College, Rainolds room, Oxford. 

If you have a query about the conference, please email Anna Marmodoro at:


Thursday 20 of September

7:30–8:30pm dinner in college for those registered

8:30–9:30 pm tbc: Irini Viltanioti (Brussels/Oxford), “Ancient medical instruments from the National Archaeological Museum, Athens”

Friday 21 of September

9:30–11 Tiberiu Popa (Butler University), "Hippocratic Connections between Material Powers and Higher-Level Dispositions"

11–11:30 coffee/tea break

11:30–1pm Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), "Powers of Medicines, their Ontological Status and the Structure of their Efficacy"

1–2pm lunch in college

2–3:30pm Roberto Lo Presti (Università degli Studi di Palermo), "Informing Matters or En-mattered Forms: Shaping the Notion of Dynamis in Aristotle's and Galen's Embryology"

3:45–5:15pm Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin), Title tba

5:15–5:30 coffee/tea break

5:30–7pm Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway University of London), "Describing Vision: Galen's texts on eye anatomy and their terminology"

7:30pm dinner at the Chiang Mai Kitchen, at one's own cost

Saturday 22 of September

9:00–10:30am Brooke Holmes (Princeton University), "Immanent Intelligence in Galen's On Natural Faculties"

10:30–11:00 coffee/tea break

11:00–12:30pm Geoffrey Lloyd (University of Cambridge), "Process-based versus Object-based Ontologies: Some Comparative Observations"

12:30–1:30pm sandwich lunch in college for those registered

1:30–2:30pm Hans-Georg Moeller (University College, Cork), "On the `Dialectics' of Health/Sickness and Strength/Weakness in Ancient Daoist Philosophy"

2:30–2:45pm coffee/tea break

2:45–3:45 Elisabeth Hsu (Oxford), Title tba

3:45pm Final remarks, coffee/tea, departure

Registration, accommodation and opening dinner

Registration is £10, but free for students.

Rooms in Corpus Christi College are available to those attending the conference. The cost is £49.50 per night (single occupation, with shared toilet facilities). Registration for rooms and shared meals will be available shortly via the online registration system, which will be accessible on our website.

Please also note that the conference will open with a dinner and program (details tbc) on the evening of 20th September. Participation is open to all (the cost is £35, with space for 15 participants), and registration will also be available through the online system.

Graduate students seeking assistance with the costs of attending this conference may wish to apply to the The Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund. Its trustees are 'particularly keen to support attendance by individuals or groups at seminars or conferences.'

If you have a query about the conference, please email Anna Marmodoro at:

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