University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on "Alternative Medicine in Greco-Roman Antiquity: The Role of Amulets"

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

January 26, 2004

Ann Ellis Hanson, a noted expert on papyrus manuscripts who will be a Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar at the University of Rochester this month, will present a public lecture on "Alternative Medicine in Greco-Roman Antiquity: The Role of Amulets" at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.

A MacArthur Fellow, Hanson also researches and teaches courses in the history of medicine and women's studies. She serves on committees of the American Philological Association and the American Society of Papyrologists, and was editor of The Society for Ancient Medicine Review and American Studies in Papyrology.

Hanson has taught at Yale since 1998; she previously taught at Fordham University and the University of Michigan and was a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.

A member of the International Workshop for Papyrology and Social History, Hanson participated for two years on the Greek and Babylonian Medicine Project of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. She is the author of more than 100 articles and reviews in the fields of papyrology and Greek and Roman medicine and is working on two projects for publication this year: The First Century A.D. Tax Archive from Philadelphia and Hippocrates, Diseases of Women.

Hanson's talk is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, Iota of New York at the University of Rochester and is cosponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics. For more information, call (585) 275-5378.




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