Research

I am interested in the history, development and circulation of medieval astronomical instruments in medieval Islamic societies.

My other research academic research interests are:

  • Decline theories of Arabic-Islamic Science
  • Medieval scientific social networks and the transmission and circulation of scientific knowledge in medieval Islamic societies.
  • Scientific/technological objects as diplomatic gifts (water clocks, planetariums, clocks, instruments etc.)
  • Digital humanities: using modern technology for humanities research, particularly in the history of science

Research interests related to popularization of Arabic-Islamic Science:

  • “Fake” medieval astronomical instruments in public and private collections.
  • Correct exhibition and description of medieval scientific objects and subjects in Museums and Exhibitions.
  • Production methods and techniques for replica’s and reconstructions of medieval scientific instruments
  • Development of hands-on workshops and lesson-plans for the popularization of Arabic-Islamic science.

 

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