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Useful links and research tools

Here you will find all kinds of interesting and useful information about Ancient Healing Arts.

BabMed - Babylonian Medicine (external link) (FU Berlin)
Provides information on the first comprehensive scientific research project of the Babylonian Medicine.

Catalogue of Illuminated Scripts (external link) (British Library)
Provides access to illuminated manuscripts of the British Library.

Coptic Magical Papyri (external link)
The project "Vernacular Religion in Late Roman and Early Islamic Egypt" offers a database ("The Kyprianos Magical Text Database") which grants access, among others, to metadata on Coptic magico-medical texts.

Corpus Medicorum Graecorum / Latinorum (external link)
Provides access to various online publications, including all volumes of the CMG, CML, Suppl. and Suppl. Or. series, Hss. catalog of ancient medical literature (H. Diels), and Hippocrates and Galen bibliographies (G. Fichtner).

DIGMEDTEXT (external link)
Università degli studi di Parma
The project aims to provide future access to electronic editions of ancient medical sources including texts, translations, commentaries, and meta data, as well as images of papyri, ostraca, and tablets.

Fachverband Medizingeschichte (external link; German only!)
The main task of the "Fachverband Medizingeschichte" ("Association for the History of Medicine") is the exchange of opinions, the formulation of internal standards for research and teaching, and the determination of the position of the history of medicine against the background of the constant change in the humanities and life sciences. The homepage of the "FV Medizingeschichte" offers, among others, various research possibilities and access to various resources. (natural sciences, technology and environment) (external link; main page German only, databases include a button to toggle languages)
The research portal provides access to relevant information services of the Deutsches Museum (OPAC of the Special Library, Virtual Representation of Objects and their Description in Deutsches Museum Digital) as well as specialized bibliographies, bibliographic databases and full texts. Ideally, direct electronic access is offered.

Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes (external link; French only!)
Provides research and access to articles of the "Journal Des Médecines Cunéiformes".

KIRKE (external link; main page German only, linked catalogues mostly support English language)
Catalog of internet resources for classical philology from Berlin. Provides, among other things, editions of Greek and Latin source texts.

Pharmaceutical History Library Dr Vester (external link; German only!)
Allows searching for literature on the history of pharmacy, medicine, and related topics from the 16th to 20th centuries (via ULB Düsseldorf).

Science in Ancient Egypt (external link)
Provides access to collected metadata of individual ancient Egyptian knowledge texts, comprehensive bibliographies and translations of the individual texts corresponding to the current state of research, which may also be consulted by interested parties without prior Egyptological knowledge.

Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache: Text- und Wissenskultur im Alten Ägypten (external link; German only!)
Joint project of the Academies of Science in Berlin and Leipzig, which is jointly building a comprehensive, philologically-linguistically annotated, digital corpus of Egyptian texts from all linguistic and written eras and is making a significant contribution to presenting the vocabulary of Egyptian, its structures and its transformations in terms of linguistic, textual and cultural history, as well as in the contrast between general and specialized language on the internet.

Transfer of Medical Episteme in the 'Encyclopedic' Compilations of Late Antiquity (external link)
Subproject (A03) of the CRC 980: "Episteme in Motion. Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period". The subproject investigates the text structures, discourse forms and strategies of epitomization occurring in the so-called encyclopedic medical anthologies of Late Antiquity.