PREHISTORIC, ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL MEDICINE: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages
First Faculty of Medicine
U Nemocnice 4
Prague 2, Czech Republic
This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together scholars of different disciplines and specialisations who are interested in various aspects of medicine in the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval world as broadly defined.
We are delighted to report that support has been overwhelming and that we have attracted papers or participation from scholars in thirteen different countries: Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
We are pleased to inform you that we have received 34 papers and 3 keynote lectures presenting various aspects of prehistoric, ancient and medieval medicine. New research projects, both from the field and laboratory-based, together with more theoretical and/or methodological approaches, as well as new methods and their applications will be described. The geographical spread of the topics is from the Near East through Europe to Mesoamerica.
The main conference venue is the building no. 497, U Nemocnice 4, Prague 2-New Town. It is a seat of the Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages (ground floor, left) and the Institute of Scientific Information (the rest of the building). This building will host all conference sessions on Days One to Three (Wednesday, 21st to Friday 23rd September):
The main conference hall – no. 1.26 – is located on the ground floor, to the right. It can accommodate 100 persons.
The small conference hall – no. 1.20 – which will host one conference session on Day Two (Wednesday 22nd September) in the morning, is situated within the premises of the Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages (ground floor, left). It will also house the registration desk and can accommodate 30 persons.
CONFERENCE ORGANISING AND ACADEMIC COMMITTEE:
Prof. Assoc. Karel Cerny, Ph.D. (Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University)
Prof. Assoc. Tomas Alusik, Ph.D. (Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University)
Dr. Andrej Shbat, MA, PhD. (Institute of Anatomy, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University)
Lucie Buresova, BA, MA, MSc. (Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University)
Professor Robert Arnott (Green Templeton College, University of Oxford)
Mag. Dr. Rupert Breitwieser (Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Salzburg)
Prof. Assoc. Tomas Alusik, Ph.D.