october, 2022

18oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmExhibit of Manuscripts on Islamic Science: Opening Reception

Event Details

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Science, Nature and Beauty: Harmony and Cosmological Perspectives in Islamic Science” is 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. It is a collective curatorial effort that has involved students, faculty members, librarians and library staff working hand-in-hand.

The items exhibited help to bring into clear relief the complex and dynamic ways in which sciences permeated almost all aspects of life within the Muslim world, not only during the so-called “golden age” or “classical” centuries of Islamic history but until at least the middle of the 18th century. The exhibit also contributes to an understanding of Islamic science as a robust, diverse and lively scholarly endeavor, and as a central and non-reducible component of larger and non-linear histories, cultures and traditions of the arts and sciences.

We will gather in Butler 203 at 6:00 p.m. for opening remarks, before moving on to a viewing in the Kempner Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor, Butler Library.

This event is open to all: visitors and members of the public, please be aware of the University COVID compliance requirements, and be prepared to show proof of vaccination and government-issued ID in order to enter Butler Library, on the day of the event.

Event Contact Information:
Global Studies


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Butler Library, 535 W. 114 St., New York, NY 10027 Room/Area: Room 203, then Kempner Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor, Butler Library