MACFEST Event: Medicine in the Middle East with Dr Peter Pormann

by Media Desk Published on: 14th January 2021

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Join Peter Pormann to learn about the forgotten history of Arabic language contribution to Scientific and Medical Research.

A Forgotten Heritage, Shared between East & West

About this Event

Dr Peter Pormann takes you on a Journey about Medicine in the Islamic world and how it unfolded against the background of the Greek legacy as a new polity emerged.

Arabic became the language of scientific and medical discourse from the river Guadalquivir in Spain, to the Ganges. Although this heritage is often forgotten today, it formed an integral part- not just of the Eastern- but also the Western medical tradition. It was also highly innovative, partly because it forged a medical tradition that went beyond country and creed.

Peter Pormann, Professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic studies, University of Manchester.

Moderated by Dr Savas Konur, Foundation For Science, Technology And Civilisation UK.

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