How did early Muslim scholars shape the development of science and knowledge? Using scientific manuscripts from our Collection, Professor Jamil Ragep traces the value of science as an enterprise in pre-modern Islam. Part of the Inspired by Signs Lecture Series produced in partnership with the Pontifical Institute, Toronto and Aga Khan Council for Canada.


Professor Jamil Ragep has dedicated his career to understanding pre-modern Islam and its contributions to the world. He holds the title of Canada Research Chair in the History of Science in Islamic Societies, and is co-director of the McGill Centre for Islam and Science. Educated in the history of science from Harvard University, Jamil has written extensively on the history of astronomy, the science in Islam, and the intercultural transmission of science and religion. His current projects include an international effort to catalogue all Islamic manuscripts in the sciences.

Science and Religion in Islam: Conflict or Creative Engagement?

$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors