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New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Alexander Raymond Jones (Project Director: December 2019 to present)
Richard Lewis Jasnow (Co Project Director: January 2020 to present)

Collaborative Research
Research Programs

$49,998 (approved)
$43,365 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2020 – 11/30/2022

Prescription to Prediction: The Ancient Sciences in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Planning and holding a conference on the ancient sciences in comparative perspective between the Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, and Roman worlds. (12 months)

The aim of this NEH Collaborative Research Grant is to host a major interdisciplinary conference and workshop on ancient medicine, astronomy, astrology, and divination, in cross-cultural perspective. Particularly, the exchange of scientific knowledge between the ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek and Roman worlds will be explored, with an emphasis on broadening the scholarly foundation for such inquiries through new research on unpublished primary texts.