Scott Trigg received his Ph.D. in History & History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. He is an historian of science and religion in the premodern Islamic world and his dissertation was titled "From Samarqand to Istanbul: Astronomy and Scientific Education in the Commentaries of Fatḥallāh al-Shirwānī."
His interests include the history of astronomy and its interactions with other disciplines (natural philosophy, theology, optics), education in Islamic societies, translation and cross-cultural transmission of knowledge, the Global Middle Ages, and narratives of medievalism and modernity. His most recent article “Optics and Geography in the Astronomical Commentaries of Fatḥallāh al-Shirwānī” appeared in A.C.S. Peacock and Sara Nur Yıldız’s (eds.) Literature and Intellectual Life in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Anatolia (2016).
In Fall 2017 he is teaching the HPS graduate survey "History of Science, Technology, and Medicine to 1750" as well as "Scientific Inquiry: Theories and Practices" for the undergraduate Program of Liberal Studies.
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