F. Jamil Ragep


Student Theses and Dissertations Completed:

Ph.D. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Hasan Umut, completed December 2019: “Theoretical Astronomy in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: ʿAlī al-Qūshjī’s Al-Risāla al-Fatḥiyya

Ph.D. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Fateme Savadi, completed August 2019: “The Historical and Cosmographical Context of Hayʾat al-arḍ with a Focus on Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s Nihāyat al-Idrāk

M.A. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Philippe Grenon, completed November 2017: “Compete or Complete: A Contextualist Approach on Prophetic Medicine”

M.A. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Takatomo Inoue, completed November 2017: “Avicennian Natural Philosophy and the Alchemical Theory of al-Ṭughrāʾī in Ḥaqāʾiq al-istishhād

Ph.D. (History and Philosophy of Science, Notre Dame University), Moiz Hasan, completed April 2017: “Foundations of Science in the Post-Classical Islamic Era: The Philosophical, Historical, and Historiographical Significance of Sayyid al-Sharīf al-Jurjānī’s (d. 1413) Project” (co-supervisor with Robert Goulding)

Ph.D. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Mohammad Hannan Hassan, completed March 2014: “Islamic Legal Thought and Practices of Seventeenth Century Aceh: Treating the Others”

Ph.D. (Islamic Studies, McGill), Damien Janos, completed February 2009: “Intellect, Substance, and Motion in al-Fārābī’s Cosmology” (co-supervisor with Robert Wisnovsky)

Ph.D. (History of Science, Oklahoma), W. Todd Timmons, Spring 2002: “Building the Foundation for an American Mathematical Community: The Bowditch Generation, 1800-1838” (chaired)

M.A. (History of Science, Oklahoma), W. Todd Timmons, Summer 1996: “Edmund Stone and the Calculus Textbook Tradition of Eighteenth-Century England” (chaired)

M.A. (Master Of Liberal Studies, Oklahoma), Steven R. Gullberg, Fall 2002: “The Babylonian Astronomical Diaries: A Contextual Survey and Graphical Analysis of Their Implied Reference System” (chaired)

Graduate and Post-Graduate Advising:

Ph.D. Supervisor (Islamic Studies): Fateme Savadi (2009-2019); Pouyan Shahidi Marnani (2012-2014); Hasan Umat (2012-2019); Sajjad Nikfahm Khubravan (2015-2020); Osama Eshera (2015-2019); external co-supervisor for Moiz Hasan, Notre Dame Univ. (2013-2017)

M.A. Supervisor (Islamic Studies: Philippe Grenon (2015-2017); Takatomo Inoue (2015-2017); Maryam Vahidinasab (2016)

Pre-Doctoral Supervision for exchange students at McGill: Amir Gamini, Tehran University (Winter/Spring 2012); Margaret Gaida, Univ. of Oklahoma (Fall 2012); Moiz Hasan, Notre Dame Univ. (Winter 2013)

Post-Doctoral Supervision (Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Cultures): Keren Abbou Hershkovits (2009-2011)

Comprehensive Exams: Sajjad Nikfahm-Khubravan, “A Critical Review of Studies on Hay'a Works,” passed Sept. 2020; Osama Eshera, “Incommensurability in the Mathematics of Ancient Greece and the Islamic World,” passed December 2019; M. Fariduddin Attar, “Magic, Astrology and Celestial Movement in Islam, passed December 2019; Pauline Froissart, “Impetus in Islam,” passed December 2019; Giovanni Carrera, Science and Epistemology, passed 2015

M.A. Internal Reader: Ghassan Osmat, 2018

Ph.D. Oral Defense Committees

Ph.D. Evaluator and Jury Member, Université de Paris, 8 December 2021: Guillaume Loizelet, “Mesurer et ordonner les astres d’al-Farghānī à al-Bīrūnī : la tradition arabe du Livre des Hypothèses de Ptolémée (IXe-XIe s.)

Ph.D. Defense, Dept. of Philosophy, McGill, 18 June 2018 (external member): Emann Allebban, “The Metaphysics of Conserving Causation in Avicenna”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 6 Sept. 2013 (internal appraiser/examiner): Kamran Karimullah, “Avicenna (d. 1037). Logical Theory and the Aristotelian Tradition”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 24 Jan. 2013 (internal member): Gregory Mack, “The Modern muḥtasib: Religious Policing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 6 Dec. 2012 (internal member): Nadira Mustafa, “Islamic Jurisprudence in North America: A Case Study Analysis of the Fiqh Council of North America”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 4 Dec. 2012 (internal appraiser/examiner): Bilal Ibrahim, “Freeing Philosophy from Metaphysics: Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Philosophical Approach to the Study of Natural Phenomena”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Univ. of Toronto, 28 Sept. 2012 (external appraiser/examiner): Teri Gee, “Strategies of Defending Astrology: A Continuing Tradition”

Ph.D. Defense, Religious Studies, McGill, 26 Oct. 2011 (external member): Ahmad Obiedat, “Mario Bunge’s Worldview and Its Implications for the Modernization of Arabic-Islamic Philosophy”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 23 June 2011 (internal member): Gulay Yilmaz, “The Economic and Social Role of Janissaries in a Seventeenth-Century Ottoman City: The Case of Istanbul”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 2 May 2011 (internal member): Abdurahman Abdullahi, “The Islamic Movement in Somalia: A Historical Evolution with the Case Study of the ISLAH Movement (1950-2000)”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill, 10 Nov. 2008 (internal member): Mohamed R. Moalimishak, “The Ethical Evaluation of Brain Dead Persons and Organ Transplantation in Contemporary Muslim Ethics”

Ph.D. Defense, Institute for the History of Arabic Science, University of Aleppo, Syria, 25 Feb. 2004: Maha Shaʿār, “Analytical Study of Hydraulic Structures in Syria Until the End of the Nineteenth Century” [in Arabic]

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