Since 1981, the Ancient Medicine Interdisciplinary Working Group holds annual meetings (usually in early summer) at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz. The Group provides an international forum to present ongoing research projects dealing with early medical knowledge, its transmission and reception in different cultures.
Please use the menu on the left side to find further information on the history and goals, members, annual meetings and other events, publications, and research projects. A collection of useful online tools as well as announcements of other meetings on ancient medicine outside Mainz can be found under Links.
The 40th Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Working Group "Ancient Medicine" is postponed for one year. The new date is 18 to 19 June 2021!