A lecture and discussion on Islamic medicine and science followed by a tour of the exhibit "Science, Nature and Beauty: Harmony and Cosmological Perspectives in Islamic Science”, an exhibit that showcases over 90 manuscripts, instruments and objects from the Muslim World Manuscript collection housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the Columbia University Libraries. The exhibit is a collective curatorial effort that has involved students, faculty members, librarians and library staff working hand-in-hand. The tour will highlight a few items in the exhibit, which illustrate some ideas of Islamic philosophies of science as they pertain to the harmonious connection between individuals and their environment.
Free and open to the public; registration is encouraged. All in-person attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies. Visitors will be asked to show government-issued ID at the Library Information Office in order to enter Butler Library. Please email [email protected] with any questions.