Folio from an Arabic manuscript copy of Dioscorides' De Materia Medica: An illustration of a doctor clad in a red robe stewing a pot, another pot hangs over a coal brazier next to an amphora. The scene takes place between two trees and is surrounded by Arabic text.
"Physician Preparing an Elixir", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides,

My research interests include medieval Arabic medicine, pharmacy, perfumery, cookery, and anything connected to it, as well as the history of science in Arabo-Islamicate societies more broadly.

I am also interested in (modern) Arabic literature, which I sometimes translate in my spare time.

If you want to learn more about my research, check out these pieces I've written for various scholarly online publications:

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