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Dr. Amir-Mohammad Gamini

Dr. Amir-Mohammad Gamini


 

 

Amir-Mohammad Gamini

Birth: 1983, Tehran

Address: 23, Behnam St., Qods St., Enghelab St., Tehran, Iran. P.O. Box: 13145-1836

Tel: +98 21 88993016; Fax: +98 21 88993018; Mobile: +98 912 5031722

Email: amirgamini@ut.ac.ir

 

Employment

Assistant Professor of the Institute for the History of Science, University of Tehran,

2015-present

Visiting lecturer in University of AmirKabir, 2013-2015

 

Education

Ph.D in History and Philosophy of Science, Iranian Institute of Philosophy, 2013

Dissertation: "Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī and his Role in the Science of Hay'a"

Supervisor: Dr. Hossein Masoumi-Hamedani

M.A. (2008), History of Science, Tehran University, 2008

Concentration: History of Astronomy in Islamic Period

Thesis: "Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī's Models for the Superior Planets in his Īkhtīyārāt Muzaffarī"

Supervisor: Dr. Hossein Masoumi-Hamedani

B.S. (2006), Mining Engineering, Azad University, 2005

Thesis: "Tomography in Seismography"

Publications

[books]

Glass Circles: A History of Cosmology in Islamic Civilization, Tehran: Hekmat, 2016.

[papers]

"A Muslim Reception of the Darwin's The Descent of Man in 1912", in Giovanna Lelli (ed.), The Arab-Islamic Sciences in the Classical Era. Comparative Perspectives in the History and the Philosophy of Sciences, Brill, forthcoming.

"Planetary Theory, Observations, and Institution Building", in Sonja Brentjes (ed.), Routledge Handbook on Science in the Islamicate World: Practices From the 8th to the 19th Century, Routledge, forthcoming.

 "Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī and the Development of non-Ptolemaic Planetary Modeling", (2017), Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 2 (2017): 165-203.

"Al-Shīrāzī and the Empirical Origin of Ptolemy's Equant in his Model of the Superior Planets", Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 1 (2013), pp 47-67.

 "A Study of Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī's Role in Optics", Iranian Journal for the History of Islamic Civilization, 48 (2), 2016

"Ghīyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr Dashtakī's Al-Safīr fī al-Hayʾa: an Abridged Treatise in "Hayʾa" of Safavid Period", Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science, 13 (1), 2013 [publication date: 2017].

 "Encountering Darwin"s Theory of Evolution in the Qajar Period: Muḥammad Riḍā Iṣfahānī and Human Evolution." Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science 12, no. 2 (2017): 297-350.

 "Shīrāzī's Models for the Superior Planets in his Īkhtīārāt Muzaffarī", Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science, 8, 2009

"A Survey of Arguments for Immobility and Centricity of the Earth in Islamic Hay'a Books", Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science, 11, 2012

 "Venus Transit and the Order of the Planets in Islamic Astronomy", Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science, 12, 2013

"Whiggish Historiography of Science", Methodology of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 16, 2010.

"Externalist Historiography of Science: A Review on Hessen-Grossmann Thesis", Hasti va Shenakht, 77, 2010.

Prizes

  1. Prize for Young Scholars (2017), given by International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology / Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST)
  2. Ihsanoglu Prize (2017), given by ISAR Foundation
  3. Farabi Prize (2016), given by the Iranian Ministry of Sciences.

Presentations

"Ancient Mechanical Instruments and the Mechanical world view: Greek, Islamic and the Modern Science." XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium Istanbul, 26-30 September 2016 ‘Instruments between East and West', İSTANBUL.

 

"Natural Philosophy and Planetary Models: Ibn al-Rushd, Ibn al-Haytham and their Followers." Physis within Arabic Mathematical Astronomical Texts, Paris. 2016

 

"Isfahani vs. Darwin: A Muslim Reception of the Theory of Evolution." 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Rio de Janeiro. 2017

 

"Al-Shirazi and the Non-Ptolemaic Planetary Models." International Conference "Astronomical Heritage of the Middle East", Yerevan.

 

"The Teaching of Muhammad-Reza Isfahani's A Criticism of Darwin's Philosophy in Qom." Science Teaching in Transition in the 18th - 19th c. Islamic World, İSTANBUL. 2017

 

"Al-Shīrāzī and his Astronomical Legacy", Workshop on Shīrāzī's Intellectual Legacy, Islamic Studies Institute, McGill University, Montreal, July 21-22, 2012

"The Golden Age of Science in Islamic Period and the Role of non-Ptolemaic Models", World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, July 19th – 24th 2010

"Planetary Model of al- Shīrāzī for Outer Planets", XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest, 28 July – 02 August 2009

"A Conflict between Astronomy and Philosophy: Development of non-Ptolemaic Models", International Conference of Islamic Philosophy and Challenges of the Contemporary World, Tehran, 10 Nov. – 13 Nov. 2009

"Experimental Origin of Equant Point in Maragha School", International Conference on the Scientific and Philosophical Heritage of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Tūṣī, Tehran, 23-24 Feb. 2011

Research Project

A Critical Edition with Annotation of Shīrāzī's Īkhtīyārāt Muẓaffarī, Granted by Iranian Institute of Philosophy, ongoing.

Research Interests

History of Astronomy in the Islamic Civilization,

History of Hay'a Books and non-Ptolemaic Planetary Models

History of Introduction and Reception of Modern sciences into Islamicate Societies

 

Skills and Qualification

Fluent in Persian, Arabic, English

Elementary in French

Skilled in New Moon Prediction and Observation

Studies in Islamic History, Theology and Philosophy

 

References

Dr. Mohammad Bagheri, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Sciences, Institute for the

History of Science, Tehran University

Address: 23, Behnam St., Quds St., Enghelab St., Tehran, Iran

Tel: +98 21 88993016

Email: mohammad.bagheri2006@gmail.com

 

 

Dr. Jamil Ragep

Canada Research Chair in the History of Science in Islamic Societies

Director and Professor, Islamic Studies Institute, McGill University

Address: 845 Sherbrooke St. W., Main Campus, Morrice Hall 320, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T5
Phone: (514) 398 2918
Fax: (514) 398 6731
Email: jamil.ragep@mcgill.ca

Dr. Hossein Masoumi Hamedani

Professor of History of Science, Science Studies Department, Iranian Institute of Philosophy

Address: 4, Araklyan St., Neauphle-le-Château St., Vali-Asr Ave., Postal Code: 11336-14816, P.O. Box: 14155-7166

Tel: +98 21 66405445, 66419605

Email: hosseinmasoumi27@yahoo.com