Beyond Modern Science I: Program

Thursday, January 9, 2020

9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 Introduction Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening &
Prof. Dr. Annette Imhausen
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Section I: Ancient Egypt 

11:00-11:45 rḫ and ḫm – “to know” and “not to know”. But what does this mean? Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann (München)
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Cognitive verbs and their distribution in ancient Egyptian scientific texts Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert (Leipzig)
14:20-15:05 ‘Creative speech’ and ‘knowledge in the heart’ – The terms ḥw and sjin ancient Egyptian texts Dr. Nadine Gräßler (Mainz)
15:05-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:15 From Artistry to Erudition. The meaning of the verb ḥmw in Egyptian Dr. Stefan Baumann (Trier)

Section II: India

16:20-17:05 Śastra and jyotiḥśāstra:  the ‘science of light’ in Sanskrit learning Prof. Dr. Kim Plofker (New York)
17:10-17:55 ‘Showing a connexion’, some reflexions on the use of yukti by Śaṅkara Vāriyar (fl. 1540) in relation to other attested use of this term in medical and philosophical texts in Sanskrit Dr. Agathe Keller (Paris)


Friday, January 10, 2020

Section III: Mesopotamia

9:00-9:45 nēpešu and the heart of Mesopotamian rational practices Prof. Dr. Jim Ritter (Paris)
9:50-10:35 On cubs, hands and similar legal terms in Mesopotamia Prof. Dr. Guido Pfeifer & Steffen Jauß, B. A. (Frankfurt)
10:35-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 nēmequ & co: Akkadian terms for wisdom and knowledge Dr. Ulrike Steinert (Mainz)
11:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 General terms to express knowledge in the Ancient Near East Prof. Dr. Nils Heeßel (Marburg)
14:20-15:05 ‘Sign’ and ‘(its) interpretation’ - the Akkadian terms ittu and pišru in scholarly texts from Mesopotamia Dr. Daliah Bawanypeck (Frankfurt)
15:05-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:15 Seeing, watching, measuring: observational terms in Mesopotamian scholarship Prof. Dr. Mathieu Ossendrijver (FU Berlin)


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Section IV: Ancient Greece and Rome

9:00-9:45 The Notion of Sophia beyond Philosophy Dr. Chiara Ferella (Mainz)
9:50-10:35 ἐπιστήμη (episteme) Prof. Dr. Jochen Althoff (Mainz)
10:35-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 The Art of Science? Origins and usages of the terms ars and scientia in Latin technical texts PD Dr. Annemarie Ambühl (Mainz)
11:45-13:30 Lunch

V: China

13:30-14:15 How gewu zhizhi / 格物致知  means „Wissenschaft“? A tri-lingual hermeneutic approach to translation of basic concepts of philosophy Prof. Dr. Ole Döring (FU Berlin)
14:15 Final discussion
14:45 Coffee Break
from 15:15 Round Table for Publication (only for speakers)