John Mulhall

John Mulhall


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John Mulhall is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Harvard and a member of the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean. John received a B.A. in Ancient Greek from the College of William and Mary, and then received the Lionel Pearson Fellowship, which funded his M.St. in Ancient History from Oxford University. From 2018–2020 John was a Tyler fellow at Dumbarton Oaks. John’s research explores the history of science and religion in the medieval Mediterranean, focusing specifically on intellectual interactions among the Islamic, Byzantine, and Latin Christian worlds. His dissertation examines the cultural upheaval wrought by the phenomenon known as the medieval translation movement, when hundreds of new scientific and philosophic texts were translated from Greek and Arabic into Latin. Additionally, John works on medical history in the Greek, Arabic, Latin, and Syriac traditions, and has a particular interest in uniting his textual research with new advances in microbiology, genetics, and archaeoscience generally. His most recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Late Antiquity, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine and The Washington Post.


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