Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) website

Dear Colleagues,

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) website. This covers the period to ca. 1350 CE.

This launch represents the culmination of over two decades of collaborative work that has brought together many institutions and individuals (see the <Acknowledgements> under <About>). We have worked together to provide a usable online database to facilitate research in the history of the mathematical sciences (broadly conceived) in the Islamic world.

We would appreciate receiving your input—suggestions, corrections, additions, criticisms—at

Best regards,

The ISMI Executive Board
Prof. Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin)
Prof. Jamil Ragep, McGill University
Dr. Sally Ragep, McGill University
Senior IT Researcher: Dr. Robert Casties, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin)