Einstein Center Chronoi yearly appoints fellows that represent a broad spectrum of academic backgrounds and qualifications. Fellows from different disciplines and academic cultures are invited to Berlin for a period up to 12 months. They will work on a time-related project and will participate in a dynamic dialogue on time that combines disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.
Kairos, Krisis, Rhythmos.
Time and Time Awareness in Ancient Medicine
The Einstein Center Chronoi fellow research group ‘Kairos, Krisis, Rhythmos. Time and Time Awareness in Ancient Medicine’ (2019-2020), coordinated by Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk (HU Berlin), consists of five fellows who examine the role of time, time awareness and time management in Graeco-Roman and Islamicate medicine, with a specific focus on two themes: (i) ideas and practices related to the pulse, its measurement, its diagnostic significance and therapeutic management, and its relationship to other rhythmical movements in the body, such as respiration, tremor and various kinds of heart-beat; (ii) the concepts of crisis, critical days and periodic fevers and their role in ancient ideas about health, disease and medical prognosis. Click here for more information on this research project.
Synchronizing the Body in Ancient Medicine and Philosophy
The research group 'Synchronizing the Body in Ancient Medicine and Philosophy' extends the previous group coordinated by Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk (HU Berlin). The new group focuses on ancient medical and philosophical ideas about the body's synchronicity with the environment and circumstances that affect its health and well-being, as well as on synchronizing as the attempt to induce, manage, influence, and manipulate this synchronicity. The group will consider ancient views of the body from three perspectives: the healthy body (Korobili), the generated body (Miller), and the sick body (Heinrich).
Synchron development dynamics?
How to synchronise Europe in the 2nd/1st c. BCE
This joint fellow research group, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer (FU-Berlin), aims to re-evaluate strategies for synchronizing regional chronological systems and developments in three large and distinct cultural areas: in the north, Jastorf in northern Germany; in the northeast, Przeworsk in Poland; and in the center, La Tène in France to western Hungary. This re-evaluation will serve as the basis for a comprehensive analysis and interpretation that will allow for a reliable connection of simultaneous developments in these cultural areas and their synchronization with events and processes of change documented in written sources.