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Lecture Series
● ISG's Past Lecture :
Speaker: Dr. Elaheh Kheriandish; Dr. Maryam Kamali
Date & time: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Location: MIT Room 32-155

Iranian Studies Group (ISG) of MIT is pleased to host Dr. Kheirandish and Dr. Kamali who will speak on the Micro-mapping four early scientific traditions (geometry, astronomy, mechanics and optics) and a History Duet discussing history as a science through two period histories.

This is part of a lecture series aiming at presenting work of female Iranian scholars engaged in humanities research to the MIT community and people of greater Boston area.



Dr. ELAHEH KHEIRANDISH is a historian of science, with a Ph.d. from Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science. She has served as a lecturer at various departments at Harvard University, curated exhibits at Harvard and Brown Universities, and offered courses and workshops internationally. Her work focuses on the history of mathematical and physical sciences such as optics and mechanics, and her projects range from Arabic and Persian Scientific traditions to the applications of advanced technologies to historical studies.

Dr. MARYAM KAMALI is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Her work is focused on social history and historiography of the Middle East and Central Asia in medieval times. Her PhD dissertation from University of Tehran is titled “Social Changes of Iran in the Thought of Medieval Historians (963-1260),” and her book, Majd al-Eslam Kermani, the Journalist of Constitution, was published in 2011. is a historian of science, with a Ph.d. from Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science. She has served as a lecturer at various departments at Harvard University, curated exhibits at Harvard and Brown Universities, and offered courses and workshops internationally. Her work focuses on the history of mathematical and physical sciences such as optics and mechanics, and her projects range from Arabic and Persian Scientific traditions to the applications of advanced technologies to historical studies.

Dr. MARYAM KAMALI is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Her work is focused on social history and historiography of the Middle East and Central Asia in medieval times. Her PhD dissertation from University of Tehran is titled “Social Changes of Iran in the Thought of Medieval Historians (963-1260),” and her book, Majd al-Eslam Kermani, the Journalist of Constitution, was published in 2011.