Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer
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BA Tel-Aviv University, 1989
MA summa cum laude Tel-Aviv University, 1998
PhD SOAS, University of London, 2004
Third year Special Subject
Medicine on the Silk Roads: Transitions and Transmitions
I would welcome research proposals on various aspects of the history of Asian medicine, as well as in interactions between medicine and religion.
I am a member of the Editorial Board of: Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity (Brill).
My recent research has focused on the transmission of medical ideas along the Silk-Roads. Within this general scope, I have been working on the history of early Tibetan medicine, based primarily on manuscripts found in the Dunhuang caves. This work followed up on my work which consisted part of the 'Islam and Tibet' project at the Warburg Institute .
My current research project funded by the Wellcome Trust is titled: "Re-Orienting Early Medicine: Bridges of Knowledge between 'east' and 'west'". The main goal of this project is to analyse the ways in which ancient Hebrew medicine, like ancient Tibetan medicine, is a case of 'medical syncretism' deriving from what is termed 'eastern' and 'western' medical traditions.
My academic training has been in the Study of Religions and I am also interested in the ways religions have defined transmission of knowledge, both in the Buddhist and Jewish cases.
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