Islamic Scientific Manuscripts Initiative (ISMI) Database Project


ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships


History of Science


This international collaborative project makes available an online resource on the exact sciences in the premodern Islamic world. Providing information on the social, religious, intellectual, and political contexts in which this material was produced as well as its influence on other cultures, the research is accessible without charge to researchers in the field and to the public worldwide. The database includes works of 1700 scientists (astronomers, mathematicians, physicists, geographers) who span the entire Islamic world, from the eighth to the nineteenth centuries.