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Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Pormann

Peter Pormann is Professor of Classics & Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester.

Peter E Pormann is primarily concerned with the transmission of the Greek medical and scientific heritage into the Islamic world and the use of information technologies to facilitate its study. He has published on medicine and philosophy in late antique Alexandria, Greek-Syriac-Arabic translation technique, the history of mental illness, hospital provisions in tenth-century Baghdad, Arabic philosophy, and the reception of Graeco-Roman thought in the modern Middle East.

Peter Pormann is Visiting Fellow at CAS from May to August 2019 upon invitation from Prof. Dr. Peter Adamson in the context of the CAS Research Focus "Textual Practices in the Pre-Modern World".