Early Science: Short Films (2013– )
Harvard College Wintersession:
"Early Science: Short Films, Introductions and Discussions"

Short Documentary Films (2010-)
An Early Science 'Quartet': ca.1000 and Beyond (2012)
(3.01 min.)

A Quartet of Scientific Traditions: Geometry, Astronomy, Mechanics, and Optics

ca. 1000 and Beyond (2011)

(13.24 min.)

“Forward into the Past: When optics was more than physics, a Symphony of Word and Line, Eye and Mind, Light, Art and Sigt” (2010)

(3 min.)

Digital Technology Fair 2010

Harvard Gazette Write-ups



Micro-Mapping Early Science (2006 –)


Editor: Elaheh Kheirandish


Archimedes Project

The Archimedes Project aims to create a test bed for developing and exploring model interactive environments for the history of mechanics.

The Archimedes Project is featured in a recent article in the Harvard University Gazette (11-13-2003).

Houghton Exhibit (April 22-July 23 2008)

Houghton exhibit features Islamic sciences ( Haravrd Gazette)

Image courtesy of Houghton Library
A facsimile frontispiece from a 1572 Latin edition of ‘Optics,’ the magnum opus of 11th century mathematician al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), who pioneered modern scientific concepts of vision.

Virtual Exhibit (Dec 16, 2008)

Progress of humanities in digital world (Harvard Gazette)

Brown University Exhibit (March 12-April 5, 2010)

Windows into Early Science and Craft:
Selections from the Persian Manuscripts of the Minassian Collection
Digital Technology Fair (November 29, 2010)

Digital drive
Technological breakthroughs are changing scholarship all across campus (Harvard Gazette December 16, 2010)