|Fields:History of Central Eurasia, History of Science|
|Contact||amirsahibqiran○yahoo.co.jp (Please replace ○ with @.)|
In 2015, I completed a dissertation: Dialogue concerning Two Astral Sciences: Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, a Sage of Cathay, and Their Chinese Calendar in the Zīj-i Īlkhānī (c. 1272 AD). With a PhD, I embark on a new project "Ilkhanid China: Chinese Knowledge in Persian" as a post-doc fellow within the framework of the ERC project, "Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia,” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Post-Doctoral Fellow of the ERC Project: “Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eurasia”
1."History of Science and Global History: Generating Puzzles to Reconsider Time, Space and a Science." Journal of History of Science, Japan 53 (2014): 99-105 (in Japanese).
2. "The Tārīkh-i Qitā in the Zīj-i Īlkhānī: the Chinese Calendar in Persian," SCIAMVS: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences 14 (2013): 149-258.
3. "Gravity of Modernity: Reactions to the "New Astronomy" in Iran and Japan." In Translation, History and Arts: New Horizons in Asian Interdisciplinary Humanities Research, edited by Ji Meng and Ukai Atsuko, pp. 27-47. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
4. "Vicissitudes of Nourūz: Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Historical Time Scales," in Secularization, Religion and the States, edited by Haneda Masashi; Tokyo: UTCP, 2010, pp. 63-74.
5. "History and Provenance of the "Chinese" Calendar in the Zīj-i Īlkhānī", Tarikh-e Elm: Iranian Journal for the History of Science, 8, 2009, pp. 19-44 (published in 2010).
6. "Tarikh-i Khita wa Uyghur in Ulugh Beg's Zij: A Note on the Origin and Title of the Chinese Calendar Described in the Zij", Mirzo Ulughbeg and His Contribution to the Development of the World Science (Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference), Tashkent, 2009, pp. 169-177.
7. "The Modification of the Twelve-Animal Cycle in the Cultural Sphere of Literary Persian: A Consideration of the Twelve-Animal Cycle of the Timurid Period", Shirin (the Journal of History), 91 (3), Kyoto University, 2008, pp. 42-73 (in Japanese).
Reviews, Translations and Others
1. "Review: Hirotoshi SHIMO, The Political Structure of the Mongol Empire." Inner Asian Studies 29 (2014): 135-145.
2. Brian Spooner & William L. Hanaway, Yoichi Isahaya (trans.), "Siyaq: Numerical Notation and Numeracy in the Persianate World," in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics, edited by Eleanor Robson & Jacqueline Stedall, trans.ed. by Ken Saito, Nobuo Miura & Katsuya Miyake, pp. 383-401. Tokyo: Kyoritsu Shyuppan, 2014 (in Japanese).
3. David Nicolle, Kazuhiro Shimizu (sup. trans.), Megumi Okamoto, Yoichi Isahaya, Norifumi Daito, Mutsumi Hamazaki (trans.), Historical Atlas of the Islamic World. Tokyo: Akashi Syoten, 2014.
4. "A Phase of Studies on the History of Central Asia in Iran: Focus on Journals Published at the Majles Library,"JACAS Bulletin, 8, 2012, pp. 43-56 (in Japanese).
5. "New Astronomy in Iran," News Letter (Institute for the History of Science), vol. 1, no. 3 (August & September 2011): pp. 3-4.
6. Pouyan Rezvani & Yoichi Isahaya,"Mo'arrefī-e Ketāb dar Hāl-e Tarjome-ye Mobādelāt-e Farhangī dar Ahkām-e Nojūm (Report on a Book Currently Translated History of Cultural Interaction in Celestial Divination)," Khabar-Nāme (News Letter) , vol. 1, no. 2 (June & July 2011): pp. 19-20 (in Persian).
7. Yoichi Isahaya & Pouyan Rezvani, "Mobādelāt-e Farhangī dar Zamīne-ye Ahkām-e Nojūm (History of Cultural Interaction in Celestial Divination)," 'Olōm va Fonōn (Science and Technology), 51 (second series, vol. 5, no. 3), 1390/2011, pp. 62-67 (in Persian).
1. "Entangled Representation of the Heaven: Dunhuang Fragment P. 4071 in the Transition and Naturalization of the Western Astral Science," The 19th Asian Studies Conference Japan: Overlapping Cosmologies and Cosmographies in Pre-Modern Asia (I), Meiji Gakuin University (Japan), 20th June, 2015.
2. "Tallying with Heaven: The Fu-tian li 符天曆 in the naturalization of a “western” astral science in China," International Workshop on Traditional Sciences in Asia 2015: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into Overlapping Cosmologies, Kyoto University (Japan), 17th June, 2015.
3. Mitsuaki Endo & Yoichi Isahaya "The Persian Phonological Representation of the Chinese Terms in the Ilkhanid Zij [《伊尔汗天文表》波斯汉对音资料所反映的元代音系]," International Conference on Yuan Colloquial and Modern Chinese [元白话与近代汉语研究学术研讨会], Wudang Mountains (China), 24-25th July, 2014.
4. "Cross-Cultural Dialogue between a Chinese Sage and Muslim Polymath: Chinese Calendar in the Īlkhānīd Zīj as the Embodiment of the Astronomical Dialogue," Mobility and Transformations: New Directions in the Study of the Mongol Empire (International Conference), the Hebrew University (Israel), 1st July 2014.
5. "Reconsidering Spheres in the Celestial and Terrestrial Dimensions. The Qiyao rangzai jue, Fu tian li, and Their Application," SAW Seminar 2013-2014: Astral Sciences in Context 1: Relations between Various Types of Sources, Variety of Milieus: "Theoretical Texts and Ephemerides," Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7 (France), 23rd May 2014.
6. "ʿIlm al-Mīqāt and ʿIlm al-Hayʾa: The role of Maragha in the Differentiation of Astronomy," Maragha and its Scholars: The Intellectual Culture of Medieval Maragha, ca. 1250-1550, The German Oriental Institute in Istanbul (Turkey), 7th December 2013.
7. "The Mongol Impact on Astronomy: The Differentiation of Astronomy in the Eastern and Western Islamicate World," World History for Current Issues (Environmental Issues, Globalization, and Conflicts): The Second Meeting of the McGill-Tokyo Collaboration, The University of Tokyo (Japan), 6th October, 2013.
8. "A Chinese Calendar in Persian: The Missing Link in Chinese Astronomy," 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Astronomy and Its Applications in Western Asia and the Islamic World, The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), 23rd July, 2013.
9. "'Sons of Heaven' underneath the Western Sky: Chinese Calendrical System in Persian during the Mongol Period," Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies: Transmission of Scientific and Medical Knowledge in Asia: from the Mongol Empire to the Twentieth Century, San Diego (America), 23rd March, 2013.
10. "Depoliticizing Empires: The Case of the Mongol Empire," Fudan-Todai seminar in Okinawa: Seeking a New World History through Research of the Next Generation, Naha, 7th August, 2012.
11. "Time and Empire: Reflection on 'Unity of Calendar' in the Mongol Empire," Collaborating Workshop for Young Scholars between the University of Tokyo and Osaka University, the University of Tokyo, 22nd July, 2012 (in Japanese).
12. "Between Orientalism: Louis-Amélie Sédillot's Study on the History of Arabic Science," Workshop on "Value," the University of Tokyo, 1st July, 2012 (in Japanese).
13. "Negotiating with Modernity: Transmission of 'the History of Science' into Nineteenth Century Iran," The Second Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians: Transmission of Scientific Knowledge through Asia: Alternative Concepts and Methods, Ewha Womans University (South Korea), 28th April, 2012.
14. "The Relationship between Astronomy and Society in Iran under the Mongol Domination: Toward the Social History of Science," The Fifth Scientific Research Workshop in the Second Term in 1390, Institute for the History of Science (Tehran), 14th February, 2012 (in Persian).
15. "Gravity of Modernity: Reactions to the "New Astronomy" in Japan and Iran," Local History in the Context of Global History (Today Forum), ENS Lyon, 21th October, 2011.
16. "Acceptance of "New Astronomy" in Iran: 19th Century Persian Astronomical Treatise, Tarjome-ye Hei'at (Translation of the Science of Configuration)," The 34th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (University of Tokyo), 1st September, 2011 (in Japanese).
17. "Chinese Terminology in "Persian" Chinese Calendrical System," Scientific and Philosophical Heritage of Nasir al-Din Tusi (International Conference), National Library of Iran (Tehran), 23rd and 24th February, 2011.
18. "My Research: Cultural Exchange", Monthly Meeting (Tir month) of the Thaqeb Astronomical Society in the Province of Gilan, Rasht, 23rd July, 2010 (in Persian).
19. "Vicissitudes of Nourūz / New Year's Festival in the Iranian Context", Graduate Student Workshop on Secularization, Religion and The State, National University of Singapore, 21st January, 2010.
20. "Tarikh-i Khita wa Uyghur in Ulugh Beg's Zij: A Note on the Origin and Title of the Chinese Calendar Described in the Zij", Mirzo Ulughbeg and His Contribution to the Development of the World Science (International Conference), Samarqand, 10th June, 2009.
21. "Migrating Time: The Transition of Time Conceptions by the Mongols across Thirteenth Century Eurasia", The Plural Present of Historical Life (UTCP Graduate Student Conference), The University of Tokyo, 16th May, 2009.
22. "The Modification of the Twelve-Animal Cycle in the Timurid Period", The Formation of Perso-Islamic Culture: The Mongol Period and Beyond (International Workshop), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1st March, 2009.
23. "From Lunation to Solar Motion: The Modification of the Twelve-Animal Cycle in the Timurid Period", The Urban/Local Elite in Pre-Modern Middle Eastern Societies (the seminar series of The Institute of Oriental Culture), The University of Tokyo, 14th January, 2009.
24. "Is Tarikh-i Qita a Calendar in Central Asia?: A Consideration of the Chinese Calendar Written in Zij-i Ilkhani", Workshop in Matsuzaki (by Japanese Association for Central Asian Studies), Matuzaki, 3rd March, 2008 (in Japanese).
25. "The Modification of the Twelve-Animal Cycle in the Cultural Sphere of Literary Persian: A Consideration of the Twelve-Animal Cycle of the Timurid Period", Rekisu no Kai, Kyoto University, 29th September, 2007 (in Japanese).
26. "Twelve-Animal Cycle across Central Eurasia: Animal Year in the Timurid", Colloquium of the Society for Historical Study of Kobe University, Kobe University, 6th December, 2006 (in Japanese).