Hasan Umut received his BSc in Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. He completed his master’s degree in History at Istanbul Bilgi University with a thesis titled “Ismail Gelenbevi at the Engineering School: The Ottoman Experience of European Science through Logarithms.” He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Islamic Studies of McGill University, Montreal, with a dissertation project titled “Theoretical Astronomy in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire: ʿAlī al-Qūshjī’s Risālat al-Fatḥiyya.” His research was supported by, among others, McGill-Canada Science and Technology Museum Fellowship in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and Wilfred Cantwell Smith Fellowship in Islamic Studies. Together with David Pantalony and Assia Kaab, Hasan Umut was granted the Award of Outstanding Achievement in Research in 2018 by the Canadian Museums Association for their collaborative research on the George Petrovic Collection of Mathematical Instruments in the Canada Science and Technology Museum. He is also Associate Editor for Nazariyat Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences. His fields of research include history of astronomy, history of science in Islamic societies, Ottoman science, Islamic and Ottoman intellectual history, and history of scientific instruments.
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Daniel A. Stolz. The Lighthouse and the Observatory: Islam, Science, and Empire in Late Ottoman Egypt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 330 pages, $73.91 hardcover | Reviewed by Hasan Umut It has long been assumed in the…