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Postdoctoral Fellow

Savadi, Fateme

Postdoctoral researcher at McGill University


Montreal, Quebec

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+1 (514) 559 4690

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Fateme Savadi is currently a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, working with Professor Robert Wisnovsky on the John Templeton Foundation project “Muḥammad ʿAbduh’s Supercommentary on al-Dawānī’s Commentary on al-Ījī’s Creed: A New Source for the Renewal of Islamic Analytical Theology.” However, her main research area is history of science in pre-modern Islamic world. She received her Ph.D. form the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University in October 2019 where she completed her dissertation under the direction of Professor F. Jamil Ragep . The dissertation, entitled “The Historical and Cosmographical Context of Hayʾat al-arḍ with a Focus on Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s Nihāyat al-Idrāk,” is aimed at defining a distinct genre of scientific geographical writing that was part of a broader genre of theoretical astronomy in the pre-modern Islamic world and at showing how the development of this genre is central to any study of not only that broader astronomical tradition, but also all the geographical and cosmographical traditions of the medieval Islamic world. Her dissertation was recently recognized by International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-Division of History of Science and Technology (2021 Dissertation Prize) and Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education (İhsanoğlu Prize).