Hippocrates Electric: Invoking the ‘Father of Medicine’ in the 21st Century

Dr Jo Brown, Honorary Research Associate in Department of Classical Studies at the Open Univeristy, writes: Hippocrates, famously known in the Western medical tradition as the ‘father of medicine’, now has a firm presence on the health-conscious realms of the internet. In discussions on diets, medical history and ‘alternative’ medicine, his name is invoked to Read the full article…

Belief and Health (Half-Day Workshop, Durham, 11 January 2014)

Wolfson Institute’s Special Interest Group ‘Belief and Health’ Saturday 11th of January, 14:00-17:00. St. Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey, Durham, County Durham DH1 3RH. Buffet lunch, tea and coffee will be served. All are welcome, but registration via email to Ivana Petrovich by Thursday 9 January is essential. There is no participation fee. Programme 1. Prof. Yulia Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, Tuesday 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm (please note correct date) Room CG60 Department of Chemistry, Lower Mountjoy, Durham University (please note changed location) Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to Read the full article…

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Jonathan Shay (Public Lecture, Durham, 18 June 2013)

Homeric Epic and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jonathan Shay Tuesday 18 June 2013, 5.30 pm Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, Palatine Centre, Durham University Slide from the 2002 Documentary Achilles in Vietnam http://www.achillesinvietnam.com/ Dr Jonathan Shay will talk about the relevance of Homeric epic to his ground-breaking clinical work on the Read the full article…

Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity (Conference, Oxford, 21-22 September 2012)

Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity 21–22 September 2012 Corpus Christi College, Oxford Invited Speakers and Titles: Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) `Powers of Medicines, their Ontological Status and the Structure of their Efficacy’ Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin) TBA Brooke Holmes (Princeton University) `Immanent Intelligence Read the full article…