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Arabic Science and Philosophy
Reading Group

Since April 2020, the Arabic Reading Group has been meeting online. All welcome!
Please, contact Dr Acevedo ( to join the weekly sessions.

Within the specific context of the ERC RUTTER Project, and more broadly of the study of Medieval Arabic Science and Philosophy, an Arabic Reading Group will be open to the general public from Wednesday 4 March. The weekly sessions will last approximately 90 minutes and will be run by Dr Juan Acevedo.
A basic knowledge of written Arabic is required to attend.

We are currently reading one of the best known and most influential treatises on Arab navigation, Al-Fawā’id fī uṣūl ‘ilm al-baḥr wa-al-qawā‘id (Useful Texts on the Principles and Foundations of Maritime Science), by Aḥmad ibn Mājid.

Please contact Dr Acevedo ( in advance if you are interested in attending. Texts will be provided.

Wednesdays, 4:45-6:00pm
Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia
Faculdade de Ciências, Building C4, Floor 3, Room 4.3.30
Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Lisboa

More details about the initiative and the contents are available in our weekly blog.

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