Sally P. Ragep
Current Research

Currently I am engaged in a number of projects, several in collaboration with Jamil Ragep.

The Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative ( ISMI) is ongoing; its mission is to make accessible online information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences. ISMI has recently moved from McGill University in Canada to Medeniyet University in Istanbul; collaboration with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin continues. We hope to expand the project in the coming months and years and encourage scholars interested in contributing to the project to contact us:

Work in Progress

  • “Sizes, Distances, and Order: Celestial Reckoning in Late Medieval Islam” to be presented at the “Copernicus and Astronomy: Continuity, Reform, and Dissemination” Conference, which is part of the Copernican Congress, to be held in Toruń, Poland from 11 to 15 September 2023
  • A textbook on Islamic science (with Jamil Ragep) based on the courses taught over the years.
  • A survey, study, and database of Islamic scientific cosmology ( hayʾa) (with Jamil Ragep)

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