Pouyan Shahidi Marnani, M.S., M.A.
Research Fellow 2023
Pouyan Shahidi is a doctoral candidate in Indiana University (IU) Bloomington (USA), majoring in the department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, with a minor in the department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. He received his master’s degrees from the University of Tehran (Iran) and Indiana University in history of medieval astronomy, history and philosophy of science, and in Middle Eastern languages and cultures. His research focuses on the interactions between natural philosophy and astronomy in the works of Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna). He is interested in digital humanities approaches, especially in geospatial data analysis and visualization, and digital reconstruction of medieval astronomical instruments and mathematical methods. He is also a senior digital methods specialist in the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at IU.
Short Curriculum Vitae
2018-Present: PhD Candidate, Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
2021-Present: Senior Digital Method Specialist (GA) - Indiana University Bloomington, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH)
2019-2022: Master of Arts in History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
2019-2022: Associate Instructor - Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Department of Central Eurasian Studies
2016-2018: Research/Grant Assistant - Indiana University Bloomington, Islamic Studies Program
2016-2018: Master of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, majored in the history of science and philosophy.
2012-2014: Research/Teaching Assistant - McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Institute of Islamic Studies
2008-2011: Master of Science in History of Science, University of Tehran - Tehran, Iran, Institute for history of science
1999-2004: Bachelor of Science in Geomatic Engineering, University of Isfahan - Isfahan, Iran
· Jahān Namā: Usṭurlāb-hāyi Kitābkhānah va Mūzih-ʼi Millī Malik [The Astrolabes of the Malek Library and Museum], Īrān Nigār Publication, Tehran, Iran, 2012
· “Persian treatise on astrolabe attributed to Ṣūfī” (coauthor with Sajjad Nikfahm), Tārīkh-e ʿElm (Iranian journal for history of science), Published by the Institute for History of Science, University of Tehran, Vol. 8, 2010