Court and Cosmos Symposium: Day 2, Afternoon Session, Part 1

Science: Past and Present

"Astronomy in Seljuq Times"
George Saliba, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science, Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

"The Florence Shahnama, or Book of Kings, between History and Science"
Alessandro Sidoti, Conservator, National Central Library of Florence

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs, on view April 27–July 24, 2016.

Recorded June 11, 2016

This symposium is made possible by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

The exhibition is made possible by the NoRuz at The Met Fund and the Iranian-American Community.

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