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Long before face masks, Islamic healers tried to ward off disease with their version of PPE

Just as many now don face masks and do breathing exercises to protect against COVID-19 – despite debate around the science behind such practices – so too did the Islamic world turn to protective devices and rituals in premodern times of trouble.

- Christiane Gruber

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Nicola Barham awarded 2020 Getty & ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Since 2018, the program has awarded fellowships to outstanding early-career art historians whose projects stand to make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history.

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