LEHRE

Sommersemester 2019

FU
MPIWG

History of science in Islamicate societies (c. 750-1700)

Prof. Dr. Sonja Brentjes

In this course, we will familiarize ourselves with different aspects of the history of science in Islamicate societies: (1) historiography (2) products and their properties (3) scholars and their narratives (4) disciplinary organization and their changes (5) institutions and their knowledge spaces. We will trace some of the major historiographical debates and their concepts since the 19th century such as innovation, achievement, translation movement, decline, science in the service of Islam, or marginalization. We will ask which impact those debates and concepts have had on view held by the public in the countries of the participating students. Students will be invited to present different kinds of material on those topics from their homelands. We will discuss how those debates and concepts have shaped academic research until today. We will compare different types of textual, pictorial, instrumental, and other material products used in the mathematical sciences, map making, geography, medicine and perhaps other fields of knowledge from different historical periods and regions. We will compare their formal and intellectual properties and try to determine major scholarly practices such argumentation, demonstration, exemplification, or organization of knowledge. On the basis of secondary sources, we will survey the content of some of the fields of knowledge. We will read a few extracts from historical sources about scholars and their training and position in society and analyze a few types of narrating scholarly lives and goals in the sciences. We will study literature on the classification of the sciences from different centuries and regions and discuss their similarities and differences. At the end of the course, we return to one of the central historiographical questions since the 1970s - presence or absences of the sciences from the institutions of knowledge in various Islamicate societies. We will read influential secondary texts on this issue, pay attention to some art historical investigations, and analyze properties of those institutions on the basis of different primary sources.

Organisatorisches:
Anmeldung:
Max. 25 Teilnhemer_innen
Zeit:
10.04.
Mi
16.30-18
2
wöchentlich
Ort:
Online
Veranstaltungsart:
W

Zum Vorlesungs- verzeichnis

Hier sind aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen von FU, HU und TU versammelt, die einen Bezug zur Geschichte des Wissens oder der Wissenschaften aufweisen und für Studierende der Wissenschaftsgeschichte relevante methodische Angebote machen (Stand: März 2019).

 

Anmeldemodalitäten und Änderungen stehen in den Online-Verzeichnissen der Universitäten.

 

Das Vorlesungsverzeichnis in der Druckfassung ist außerdem als PDF verfügbar.

 

 

Der Redaktion des KVVs gehören derzeit an:

 

Mathias Grote (HU),

Leon Kokkoliadis (MPIWG),

Nina Ludwig (MPIWG),

Friedrich Steinle (TU),

Caroline Welsh (FU),

Adrian Wüthrich (TU),

Hansjakob Ziemer (MPIWG)

 

Aktuelle Änderungen erscheinen zuerst auf dieser Website.

 

Der Redaktionsschluss für Veranstaltungshinweise im Sommersemester 2019 war der 20. März 2019. Wenn Sie eine Lehrveranstaltung für das Wintersemester 2019/20 vorschlagen möchten, senden Sie bitte alle Daten an das für Ihre Uni jeweils verantwortliche Redaktionsmitglied.

 

Weitere Kommentare und Änderungswünsche bitte an:

 

Leon Kokkoliadis

lkokkoliadis [at] mpiwg-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

 

Nina Ludwig

nludwig [at] mpiwg-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de