The Parviz Shahriari Book Award for History of Mathematics, Science and Technology

The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote scholarship in the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Iran and the Persianate world. This biennial award is to honor Parviz Shahriari (1926-2012) who through his voluminous writings and translations had a significant role in popularizing mathematics in Iran, and who relentlessly promoted scholarship in the History of Mathematics in Iran.Website nominations are now closed.

 

The 2020 Award Committee

  • Dr. Mohammad Bagheri, Historian of Mathematics and Astronomy, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr. Sonja Brentjes, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. Arash Khazeni Department of History, Pomona College, Claremont CA, USA
  • Dr. Camron Amin (ex officio), President of AIS and Department of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn MI, USA
  • Dr. Shahriar Shahriari (ex officio), Department of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont CA, USA

The Parviz Shahriari prize for History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is awarded biennially by the Association for Iranian Studies to recognize and promote scholarship in the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Iran and the Persianate world. Works, published in the past five years, that qualify for the prize, would include (1) critical editions of primary sources in the original language, (2) new translations of primary sources to English or Persian, (3) secondary scholarship, in any language, that is deemed a substantial contribution to these fields. The prize is established in memory of Parviz Shahriari (1926-2012) who through his voluminous writings and translations influenced many generations of students and had a significant role in popularizing mathematics in Iran. Shahriari had a keen interest in the history of mathematics, and relentlessly promoted scholarship in the History of Mathematics in Iran.

For the Parviz Shahriari prize “Mathematics, Science, and Technology” is broadly construed and includes not only the core mathematical sciences, but also the related fields of astronomy, geography, optics, medicine, engineering, architecture and others. The prize will also consider works that situate the scholars and their work in the historical context and explore the connections with other fields and other aspects of life in the Persianate and Islamicate world. Works in any period, and works that explore connections between the Persianate and Islamicate world and other regions will also be considered. The prize has been established by Shahriar, Mojdeh, Shervin, and Tooka, the children of Zomorod Behizadeh (1931-2012) and Parviz Shahriari.