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  • Extracts from magical texts in antiquity (Greek, Hieratic, Demotic, Akkadian): British Library P 122; British Museum P Chester Beatty 7 and P Leiden/London, British Museum BM 34065
DFG Centre for Advanced Studies MagEIA

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the PIs of MagEIA, in particular on issues outside the PIs' own field of expertise. This includes, where appropriate, participation in the selection of Fellows.

Gideon Bohak

Gideon Bohak is a professor in the Department of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud at Tel Aviv University. He is a world-leading expert on Jewish magic, especially in antiquity and the Middle Ages; in particular, he has contributed to the study of the texts of the Cairo Genizah in numerous contributions. He is the author of the seminal book Ancient Jewish Magic. A History (2008). More information on Gideon Bohak

Esther Eidinov

Esther Eidinov is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on the cultural history of ancient Greece, particularly on religious traditions, divination, and magic. Her most recent book, Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens (2016), deals with trials of women accused of magical practices. More information on Esther Eidinov

Bernd-Christian Otto

Bernd-Christian Otto, an expert in Religious Studies, is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Erlangen, currently working within the framework of the research group "Alternative Rationalities and Esoteric Practices from a Global Perspective". He is the author of a foundational work on the history of the term magic from antiquity into the modern era (Magie. Rezeptions- und diskursgeschichtliche Analysen von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit, 2011). He is currently researching magico-religious practices of the present day. More information on Bernd-Christian Otto

Kimberly B. Stratton

Kim Stratton is Professor of Ancient History and the History of Religion at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her research focuses on the religious history of early Christianity and Judaism as well as Greco-Roman antiquity. Her award-winning book Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World (2007) stands out among other studies of magic in Greco-Roman antiquity for its comparative approach. More Information on Kim Stratton