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05/03/2024 09:00 AM ISAW Lecture Hall
One folio of a Sanskrit manuscript depicting numerical tables.

A Favorable Constellation of the Stars

Conference organized by Tejas Aralere (University of New Hampshire), Charlotte Gorant (Columbia University), and Alexander Jones (NYU-ISAW)

This conference will take place in person at ISAW. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. The Smith Collection of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University, which was cataloged by renowned historian of mathematics Professor David Pingree, contains a wealth of materials for researching astronomy, mathematics, astrology, and omens in South Asia. Most of the 358 manuscripts are primarily Jyotiṣaśāstra in category. We have organized this conference to encourage scholarly discussion as a celebration of the collection.
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