Arabic Science in the Earliest Italian Scientific Academies

26th May 2010, 16:30 - 17:30

A special lecture held by the world renowned historian of science, George Saliba, Professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at Columbia University, New York.

TITLE:   Arabic Science in the Earliest Italian Scientific Academies
SPEAKER:   Professor George Saliba
DATE:   Wednesday 26th May 2010
TIME:   4.30pm till 5.30pm
VENUE:   Director’s Suite, Science Museum, London
LOCATION:   Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London.

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George Saliba is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures Columbia University. He has authored and edited numerous books in Arabic and English on Arabic Science.
His main field of investigation is the development of theoretical astronomy, and he has written extensively about the impact of Islamic civilisation on the development of European mathematics and cosmology.
For his outstanding accomplishments, George Saliba has been granted a number of awards and honours, including the History of Science Prize given by the Third World Academy of Science in 1993, and the History of Astronomy Prize in 1996 from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science. A representative source of his recent work on the transfer of mathematical and astronomical knowledge from Islamic world to Europe during 15-16th centuries is provided by his online article: Whose Science is Arabic Science in Renaissance Europe?
Professor George Saliba Previous Lectures
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Lecture
(Run Time: 64:18)
Hampshire College Science & Religion "Islam & the Transformation of Greek Science" 
(Run Time: 77:12)


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