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Current Member

Grigory Kessel

Funding provided by the Herodotus Fund

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Syriac Studies, Ancient Medicine, Manuscripts

Home Institution

Austrian Academy of Sciences and The University of Manchester

Grigory Kessel's current research interest is the study of Syriac medical literature, particularly the unique Syriac translation of the late antique commentary on Book 6 of the Hippocratic "Epidemics"; the original Greek text that was composed sometime towards the end of the fifth century in Alexandria is lost.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
current

Honors

2015
ERC Starting Grant
2014
Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities, Wellcome Trust
2012
Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Appointments

Austrian Academy of Sciences
2016–2021
Research Associate
University of Manchester
2016–2021
Research Associate
Marburg University
2006–2016
Research Associate