Friday, September 25, 2015

Science and Islam Video Portal

"The Science and Islam Video Portal is the result of research done June 2014-June 2015 into all videos on the internet that present information on both Islam (in any form) and the natural sciences.  The research team selected a subset of the videos to evaluate further and have presented the results of these evaluations on this portal.
The research project was crafted by Salman Hameed, the director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies at Hampshire College.  Dr. Hameed, who writes regularly on Irtiqa, has written about the understandings of evolution in Muslim societies.  Joining him for this project was Vika Gardner, a post-doc research fellow, and fourteen undergraduate cataloguers from across the Five Colleges.  In addition, the project had five advisors, two from within the Five Colleges faculty: Charles Ross, associate professor of evolutionary biology, Hampshire College, and Suleiman Mourad, professor of religion, Smith College.  The other three bring a diverse array of knowledge about Islam, science, and history to the project.  They are Ehab Abouheif, associate professor of biology, McGill University, Asad Q. Ahmed, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, University of California, Berkeley, and George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, Columbia University."

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