July 15, 2023
MagEIA: Magic between Entanglement, Interaction, and Analogy
A big research-project based at the University of Würzburg, looking at doing the largest-yet comparative study of ancient magical materials from the western heartlands (i.e. from the eastern Mediterranean right across western Asia).
“With the establishment of an international centre for interdisciplinary and comparative research on magical text traditions, we want to complement the juxtaposition of disciplinary contributions with joint, interdisciplinary work formats; we want to enable a direct engagement with the textual sources in an interdisciplinary context, and consolidate ephemeral meetings with long-term collaboration.”
Expect some fascinating results as this project gets up a head of steam.