LECTURE: Dr Taha Yasin Arslan (Medeniyet University, Istanbul), 'Is ‘Science’ Always Exact?' - Knowledge in Motion - Science and Medicine in the Islamic World Lecture Series

Knowledge in Motion – Science and Medicine in the Islamic World

Online lecture series created by the History of Science Museum, Oxford in partnership with the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and the Oxford Centre for Global History.

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Dr Taha Yasin Arslan (Medeniyet University, Istanbul) would like to invite you to rethink the history of science by proposing and discussing new definitions for the term “science”. What can we call a science? What makes it science? Join us for the talk and share your ideas. 

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Taha Yasin Arslan is an assistant professor at the Department of the History of Science of Istanbul Medeniyet University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research deals with the extant astronomical instruments and related manuscripts in the Islamic world. As part of his academic studies, he makes digital and physical reproductions of the instruments that were described in the historical texts. His recent focus is on the transition and transmission of practical astronomical knowledge in the Islamic world between the 13th and 16th centuries. 

Date: Thursday 7 January, 6-7pm  
Cost: Free
Age range: Adults (including young adults)
How to book: Registration link 'Is Science Always Exact?' online lecture