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    Professor Peter Pormann

Peter E. Pormann, D.Litt., M.A., D.Phil., M.Phil. (Oxon); M.A. (Leiden); FRAS, is Professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester. He is currently engaged in three large-scale projects: ‘Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms’ (ERC); ‘Syriac Galen Palimpsest’ (AHRC); and ‘Genealogies of Knowledge’ (AHRC). He has a long-standing interest in the history of melancholy, madness, and the mind-body interface in the medieval Arabo-Islamic tradition. Recent publications include: with Peter Adamson, The Philosophical Works of al-Kindī (Oxford University Press, 2012); Epidemics in Context: Greek Commentaries on Hippocrates in the Arabic Tradition (De Gruyter, 2012); The Mirror of Health: Discovering Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam (Royal College of Physicians in London, 2013); A Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (D. S. Brewer, 2015), and with Pauline Koetschet, La construction de la médecine arabe médiévale (Press de l’ifpo, 2016).