Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Arabic Studies

FFU-ansvarig, Arabic Studies

Lena Ambjörn's main field of research is medieval medicine in the Middle East. She has produced textcritical editions of works attributed to the 9th century physician, astronomer and philosopher Qusta b. Luqa. Current projects concern the 10th century medical encyclopedia al-Mu'alajat al-Buqratiyya, Hippocratic treatments.

Research

About the research

My main field of research is medieval medicine in the Middle East. I have produced text-critical editions of several texts attributed to the 9th-century mathematician, astronomer and physician Qusta Ibn Luqa. My current project focusses a neglected Arabic medical encyclopedia from 950 C.E., al-Muʿālaǧāt al-Buqrāṭiyya attributed to the clinically active physician Abū l-Ḥasan aṭ-Ṭabarī. Apart from Arabic manuscript material I have also worked with Syriac sources.

Publications

Books (3)
Articles (4)
Book chapters (7)
Conference contributions (15)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (4)
Newspaper articles (4)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Administrative

Tasks

  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Arabic Studies
  • Member, Board of Section 5, Centre for Languages and Literature
  • Member, Forskarutbildningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Researcher at Copenhagen University 2001–2002
Einar Hansen Scholarship (320 000 SEK) 2001
Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Gothenburg University 2002–2003
Associate professor of Semitic Languages at Lund University 2004
Professor of Arabic at Lund University 2010

Secretary of the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies (NSM) and Nordic representative at the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES) 2004-2007
Member of the Swedish Research institute, Istanbul
Member of the board of Vetenskapssocieteten, Lund,2006–2014.
Chairman of the board 2011–2014.
Member of Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet, Lund.
Member of the Royal Physiographic Society, Lund.
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Chairman of the group for evaluation of higher education in African and Oriental languages in Sweden, appointed by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, 2012-2013.
Elektor for the Swedish Research Council 2015

Lena Ambjörn

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education
Arabic Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail lena.ambjornmellost.luse

Phone +46 46 222 36 57

Room SOL:A228

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20