Dr. Vitus Angermeier
University of Vienna / Universität Wien
Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies / Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Spitalgasse 2.2.1, 1090 Wien

Mail: vitus.angermeier[at]univie.ac.at

Current research project (PI): Epidemics and Crisis Management in Pre-modern South Asia
Website: epidemics.univie.ac.at/

CV: see academia.edu


  • Review of An Unholy Brew: Alcohol in Indian History and Religions (New York, Oxford University Press, 2021) by James McHugh. History of Science in South Asia 11 (1 June 2023): R1–4. doi.org/10.18732/hssa101. Creative Commons License
  • Vitus Angermeier, Christian Ferstl, Dominik A. Haas, and Channa Li, eds. Puṣpikā: Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021). Puṣpikā. Tracing Ancient India through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology 6. Heidelberg: Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing, 2023. doi.org/10.11588/hasp.1133. Creative Commons License
  • „The Seasons in Ancient Indian Medicine: Long Winters or Extensive Rains?“ History of Science in South Asia 10 (12. Oktober 2022): 247–71. doi.org/10.18732/hssa89. Creative Commons License
  • Review of A Brief History of Āyurveda, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020. Pp. xiv + 174. £34.99. Hdbk. ISBN 978-0-1901-2108-2, by M. R. Raghava Varier. Social History of Medicine (19 February 2021). https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkab026.
    Full review: academic.oup.com/shm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/shm/hkab026/6144799?guestAccessKey=9c4db26e-68a6-40f4-a3c3-dd277e879ea2
  • Regenzeiten, Feuchtgebiete, Körpersäfte. Das Wasser in der klassischen indischen Medizin. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2020. Creative Commons License
    - at the publishers website (print and open access)
    - at library.oapen.org (open access)
  • agni and soma Revisited: A Primordial Ayurvedic Concept?” In: Body and Cosmos. Studies in Early Indian Medical and Astral Sciences in Honor of Kenneth G. Zysk, edited by Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Jacob Schmidt-Madsen, and Sara Speyer, Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series 20. Leiden: Brill, 2021, pp. 15–32. doi.org/10.1163/9789004438224_004
    Pre-peer-review-version available here: www.academia.edu/44239702/
  • „Krankheitsprävention im Ayurveda: Pragmatisches Recycling und historische Brüche“. polylog 42: Gesundheit und Heilung (2020): 7–20. www.polylog.net/?id=284. Creative Commons License
    A longer draft version of this article is available here: www.academia.edu/43177003/
  • „Untangling Multiple Topographical Systems: Conceptions of Landscapes in Ancient Indian Medicine“. eJournal of Indian Medicine 9, Nr. 2 (2017): 39–62. rjh.ub.rug.nl/eJIM/article/view/30233. Creative Commons License

In production or preparation:

  • “Healing by Supernatural Means: Mantras in Early Āyurveda.” (in preparation).
    A basic version of this article is available here: www.academia.edu/79051821/
  • “Causes of Suffering: From the Buddha to Ayurveda.” In: Valters Negribs and Yiming Shen (eds.), Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology, Volume VII.
  • Vitus Angermeier and Anja Vukadin. “Causes of Suffering: Unravelling Suśruta and Sāṅkhya.” Studia Orientalia Electronica, submitted.
  • “Dharma and the Physicians: Karmic Concepts in Classical Ayurvedic Literature.” In: Silvia D´Intino and Christelle Barois (eds.), Visages du dharma. Purushartha 39. Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris 2023.

Qualification works:

  • Regenzeiten, Feuchtgebiete, Körpersäfte. Das Wasser in der klassischen indischen Medizin. Dissertation, Universität Wien, 2016. othes.univie.ac.at/45525/
  • Über die Auslöschung von Land und Leuten. Die Ursachen von Massensterben und Schutzmaßnahmen gegen diese gemäß Carakasaṃhitā, Vi. 3. Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien, 2007. phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1083357.

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