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.
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.