Workshop: Medicine, Magic and Healing

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies research event
Date29 - 30 November 2021
TimeEvent spans several days
PlaceHotel Du Vin Exeter

Professor Nahyan Fancy will host this workshop at the Hotel Du Vin In Exeter. Please see details below to register.

Please note regisration is required for this event as we have a number limit at the venue. Please contact Sarah Wood for further information 


Medicine, Magic and Healing

Monday, November 29 

12–1 p.m.  Lunch
1:15  p.m.  Introduction 

1:30–3 p.m.  Panel 1: 
Emily Selove, “Sleep in the Shāmil of Sirāj al-Dīn al-Sakkākī (d. 1229)”
Bink Hallum, “From Invincibility to Immunity: The Centesimal Magic Square in Legend, Theory and Practice”

3:30–5 p.m.   Panel 2: 
Earl Fontainelle, “The Theory of the Pneumatic Vehicle in Late-Antique Platonism and the Islamicate Medical Sciences” 
Nahyan Fancy, “Commentaries and the Emergence of non-Galenic, non-Avicennan Medical Theories” 

Tuesday, November 30

9.30 a.m.  Coffee
10 a.m.–12.15 p.m. Panel 3:
Petra Schmidl, “Magic and Medicine in 13th Century Yemen”
Dionisius Agius, “Sellem maurum servum sacre religionis: Magic and the Inquisition in Malta 1605
Catherine Rider, “Christians, Muslims and Magical Healing in front of the Inquisition in Malta, 1600–1605” 

12.15–1.30 p.m. Lunch 


ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies

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