Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat


Profilbild Ayman Atat

Ayman Yasin Atat, a pharmacist, received his PhD in the History of Medical Science from Aleppo University in 2014, which he combined with his background as a pharmacist and as a native speaker of Arabic.
Between 2014-2016, as a postdoctoral fellow, he received two scholarships in the Department of History of Medicine and Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine in Istanbul to research the medical history of the Ottoman civilization of the 19th century.

Dr. Ayman Yasin Atat
R 402

Monday - Thursday 09.00-12.00
And by appointment

Research Focus

  • History of Arabic/Islamic pharmacy and medicine
  • Studying and editing Arabic medical manuscripts
  • Arabic medical heritage
  • Traditional herbal medicine
  • Ethnobotany in Arabic medicine

Current Research Project:

Since October 2022:

The Influence of Translated European Medical Sources on Early Modern Ottoman and Arabic Writings: Ibn Sallūm al-Ḥalabī (d. 1670)
(Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung)
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Previous Research Projects:

January 2020 - April 2022:

Arabic Pharmaceutical Manuscripts – a neglected field of study
The project was hosted by FU Berlin in the seminar for Arabic studies, and funded by Einstein Berlin Stiftung.
Further information on the website of the FU Berlin

March 2017 - December 2019:

Shirwānī’s Manuscript “Rawḍat al-'iṭr”, An Early Ottoman Pharmaceutical Encyclopedia
(Funded by a Scholarship of The Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supported by the Federal Foreign Office)
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