The Centre for Magic and Esotericism
  • The Centre for Magic and Esotericism

    Medicine, Magic, and Healing

    Posted by Emily Selove

    7 December 2021

    Monday, November 29
    Hotel Du Vin Exeter

    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

    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”

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