F. Jamil Ragep

Major Talks and Keynote Addresses

“The Islamic Background to the Copernican Revolution,” Address to the Turkish Academy of Sciences, Ankara, Turkey, 29 Dec. 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfzMrn03PCU

“Tales of Transmission: Scientific Exchanges in the Premodern Period,” Keynote address for the “The 2018 Morris W. Offit Symposium on Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the Mediterranean,” Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 9 March 2018

“Golden Age Redux: Can the Past Inform the Present?” Keynote address for the Conference: “Science Education in the Muslim World,” Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, 9-10 December 2017

“Continuity, Contiguity, Contingency: Islam and Copernicus Reconsidered,” the annual Richmond Lecture on the history and philosophy of science, Williams College (Massachusetts), 14 April 2015

“The Changing Face (hayʾa) of Astronomy 1200-1500 CE”, Keynote address at theInternational Conference of Ottoman Scholarship from Sahn-ı Seman to Darülfünun: Scholars, Institutions and Intellectual Products I: From the Conquest of Istanbul to the Establishment of the Süleymaniye Medreses,” Istanbul University, Faculty of Theology, 19-21 December 2014

“What’s in a School? Maragha and its Historiographical Implications” (with S. P. Ragep), Keynote address at the Conference “Maragha and its Scholars: The Intellectual Culture of Medieval Maragha, ca. 1250-1550,” Istanbul, 6-8 December 2013

“Islam at the Crossroads: Reflections on the History and Historiography of Astronomical Transmission” and “The Other Transmission, or How Did Muslims Manage to Transfer Astronomical Knowledge over Fifty Generations?” (with S. P. Ragep). 2 Keynote addresses at the Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame Univ., 12-16 June 2013

“Science in Islamic Civilization and Connections with India,” the Tattvabodha Lecture, Delhi, India, December 2007

Distinguished Lecturer, University of Barcelona (April 2007) [3 lectures]

Distinguished Lecturer, University of Alberta (March 2006) [5 lectures]

“From Samarqand to Vienna: Mathematical Humanism in the Fifteenth Century.” Keynote address at the Renaissance Society of America meeting, Miami, March 2007

“What Can the History of Islamic Science Teach Us about Science?” Sarton Lecture, American Association for the Advancement of Science, St. Louis, February 2006

Media Appearances

“Evaluator” at the International Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī Symposium, sponsored by Sivas Cumhuriyet University and Istanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi, 13-14 October 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmz7Bea4ZM

Interview on BBC radio; taped 11 April 2019 “How did Islam save science?” https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07g3hhm

Interview for “History of Science Nights,” sponsored by Medeniyet University, Istanbul, 24 March, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NmYTC2TKoc&ab_channel=%C4%B0MUBilimTarihi

Interview with Graeme Stemp-Morlock regarding research: published by Innovation Canada.CA: Showcasing Research Excellence in Canada: “Rediscovering Islam’s Forgotten Scientific Contributions” (4 March 2009)

Appeared on Town Talk, Norman Public Access TV, September 2005

Guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation (“Science Friday”), 20 December 2002 https://www.npr.org/2002/12/20/885213/ancient-roots-of-modern-science

Consultant and on-camera interview for McGraw Hill’s “Islamic Scientific Advances,” May-June 2002

Guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, 14 November 2001; Part one of a two part series on Islam: “The Role of Religion in the Current Conflict” https://www.npr.org/2001/11/14/1133213/the-role-of-religion-in-the-current-conflict

Consultant for New York Times and San Jose Mercury for articles on Islam and Science, Fall 2001 https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/30/science/how-islam-won-and-lost-the-lead-in-science.html

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