Figure 1: Picture of one of al-Jazari's automatic machines: a musical toy in the form of a boat. From a manuscript of his book copied in Syria in 715 H/1315 CE (opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper). Source: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/zoomObject.cfm?ObjectId=9919.
800 Years Later: In Memory of Al-Jazari, A Genius Mechanical EngineerLEARN MORE
Al-Jazari (1136-1206) was an important Arab Muslim scholar. He was an inventor and mechanical engineer who...
Figure 1: Front cover of the book Cairo: 1001 Years of Islamic Art and Architecture.
A Wealth of Scholarship: Recent Publications in Islamic Art, Culture and HistoryLEARN MORE
This is a general review of some 23 recent publications (books, films, and articles) on various aspects of...
Latinized Names of Muslim ScholarsLEARN MORE
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
Figure 1: The cover page of the book Kitāb al-hiyal.
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This article is a review of the book published recently by Professor Attila Bir (Istanbul Technical...
Figure 1: Elephant clock of al-Jazari, from a MS copy of his treatise The Book of Knowledgeof Ingenious Mechanical Device copied in Syria in 1315 by Farkh ibn 'Abd al-Latif (Ink, colors, and gold on paper; height. 30 cm – width 19.7 cm). Source: Metropolitan Museum, New York: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/07/wae/hob_57.51.23.htm.
Automation and Robotics in Muslim Heritage: The Cultural Roots of al-Jazari's Mechanical SystemsLEARN MORE
This short paper introduces a longer essay by Prof. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Research and...
Figure 1: Cover page of Kitāb mīzān al-hikma (Hyderabad edition, 1359 H /1940).
The Arabic Partial Version of Pseudo-Aristotle's Mechanical ProblemsLEARN MORE
Based on manuscript evidence, the article presents a study of the historical and textual traditions of a...