What links Plato the philosopher, Tusi the scholar and Akbar the emperor? — Enlightened Encounters outreach event on Aga Khan Museum held at Chicago’s Ismaili Jamatkhana

News story on The Ismaili Org: Aga Khan Museum introduces itself in the USA with Enlightened Encounters A guide explains the exhibition to guests at the Enlightened Encounters outreach event held at Chicago Headquarters Jamatkhana in Glenview, IL. Photo: Courtesy of the Enlightened Encounters team What links Plato the philosopher, Tusi the scholar and Akbar…

The Scientific Tradition in Medieval Islam: from Ibn Sina to Tusi – Gallery at the Institute of Ismaili Studies UK

From the ninth century onwards, scholars in Muslim lands were engaged in all of the disciplines of science. A treasury of Greek, Indian, Persian and Babylonian philosophic and scientific thought became available through translations into Arabic, and philosopher-scientists, physicians, mathematicians and astronomers – a community of scholars that included Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians as well…

IIS Scholar Presents Paper at Nasir al-Din Tusi’s International Conference

May 2011 Dr Jalal Badakhchani, Research Associate in the Institute’s Department of Academic Research and Publications presented a paper at the ‘International Conference on the Scientific and Philosophical Heritage of Nasir al-Din Tusi’ organised by Iran’s Written Heritage Research Institute in collaboration with UNESCO, Iran National Library, Tehran University’s Department of Research on History of…

Avicenna International Award winners announced

Avicenna statue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Iran’s Avicenna Festival has announced its winners during a ceremony in the city of Hamadan, where the Persian polymath has been laid to rest. Hungarian scholar Miklos Maroth received the international award for his studies in Avicenna philosophy. Maroth is the director of the Avicenna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies and…