EVENT: Aramaic Incantation Bowls and Social History: The Case of Slaves and Demons

The Babylonian Talmud is the principal surviving literary source for the Jewish communities in the Sasanian empire (3rd to 7th centuries AD). As a result, scholarship has primarily focused on the rabbinic elite represented in and responsible for the Talmud. However, hundreds of Jewish magical amulets written on bowls provide access to the unknown lives and practices of Jews in the very cities in which the Babylonian rabbis flourished. These magical texts may serve as a rare vantage point from which to reconstruct the social and cultural history of Jews in the Sasanian empire.

Event: Eat, Drink & Be Merry? The Politics of Food & Drink: Bread (04 October)

Please join British, Irish and Empire Studies at the University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday, October 4, at noon Austin time, 6 p.m. British Summer
Time, for "Bread," the fifth session in our VIRTUAL speaker series, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry? The Politics of Food and Drink." Three scholars will
explore the significance of bread through the centuries in Britain and Ireland. Madeline McMahon of UT's History Department will chair.

New Book in Transcultural Psychiatry, FANN Hospital

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

It is my honor to announce my book publication in the series edited by Donna A. Patterson on Health and Healing in Africa and the African Diaspora as published by Routledge:


1st Edition

Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal 
A History of Transcultural Psychiatry

By Alice Bullard

Copyright Year 2022

    ISBN 9780367631000

    Published May 19, 2022 by Routledge

    264 Pages

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