In Progress

Work on issue 2 of volume 2 (2021) of Aestimatio: Sources and Studies in the History of Science is underway.

To date, we have:

Sonja Brentjes
The Stars on the Sky and the Globe: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿUmar al-Ṣūfī (291–376/ 903–986)

and 5 other articles currently under peer review.


Issue 1 of volume 3 (2022) is in its early stages

Aestimatio 3.1 will be a thematic issue entitled “Astroscapes: From Ancient Greece to Tangata Moana” that compares the nature and role of astronomy in Greek culture of the ancient Mediterranean and in Māori culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. While on the surface it will seem that these cultures have nothing in common across such vast times and space, it is remarkable how much they share when it comes to astronomy. Both cultures used astronomy in similar ways in secular and sacred contexts, and both cultures still “talk” to us: ancient Greek culture was highly literate and has left records of its use of astronomy, while Māori culture is alive and remembers its past through its oral traditions (mōteatea, whakataukī, karakia).

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