10 May

Indigenous Medicine from Aintab: Hripsime Topdjian's Notebook

Opening hours / Beginning:

6:15 pm

10 May 2022


LMU's main building (room M014) Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

In this presentation Talin Suciyan (LMU) will discuss a manuscript of medical remedies written by Hripsime Topdjian from Aintab as a modern record of Armenian indigenous medicine. Topdjian composed the Armeno-Turkish lettered document in 1940 while she was living in exile in Cordoba, Argentina. Consisting of over 300 remedies with precise measurements, Topdjian’s notebook gives us insights into the materials used to treat the most common illnesses of her time and of the vast herbal knowledge which she had gathered in her hometown Aintab.

While talking about Topdjian’s manuscript, Suciyan will give glimpses into the history of Armenian indigenous medicine, its practitioners and its interactions with other medical traditions. Some of these sources originate from the medieaval capital of Ani, Cilicia, and from famous Armenian medical practitioners like Amirdovlat Amasyatsi (Amirdovlat of Amasya).

This event will bei held in English. For further information please visit the institute's website.

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