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Glen Cooper

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy

4087 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

I taught Middle East and Byzantine history at BYU for several years, followed by Mediterranean history and history of medicine at the Claremont Colleges. I was an invited senior Research Fellow at the Einstein Centre Chronoi in Berlin. I have been a finalist for several professorial chairs and professorships, in Europe and the US, in Islamic studies and in Science and Religion.

Research Interests

I research history of astronomy and medicine in the Greek and Arabic traditions, and their successor cultures. I employ palaeographical methods in reading ancient Greek, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts.

Teaching Interests

History of Science and Medicine; Islamic Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Islamic History; Mediterranean History; Byzantine History, etc.

Education

  • No degree, Medieval Greek Paleography and Byzantine Literature , Teaching Byzantine history, and preparing Greek edition Galen, American School of Classical Studies (2009)
  • Ph.D., Islamic Studies and History of Islamic Science , Transmission of scientific concepts, especially medical and astronomical, between Islam and Byzantium, Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (1999)
  • M.Phil., Ptolemaic planetary theory in the Arabic tradition , History of Islamic Law; history of domestic animals; Byzantine history; historical theory and method from a post-colonial perspective; and history of revolutionary movements in Islam, Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (1997)
  • M.A., History of science in Islam, especially astronomy and optics , Sanskrit language and Indian history; and Islamic Law in the formative period of Islam, Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (1995)
  • M.A. (course work), Greek and Latin Classics , Greek philosophy, early Byzantine history, classical rhetoric, and ancient Greek music theory, Greek and Latin languages and literatures, Brigham Young University (1991)
  • B.A., Mathematical physics (General Relativity field equations, exact solutions) , Philosophy, mathematics, and Chinese language, Brigham Young University (1988)
  • No degree, Philosophy of science and history of pyschology , Greek language and philosophy, Linacre College and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (1987)

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Outstanding Academic Title , Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2011 - 2011)
  • Columbia University President's Graduate Fellow, Columbia University (1991-99) (1991 - 1999)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1992-95), National Science Foundation (1992 - 1995)
  • National Translation Competition (2 awards: Greek translation, and Latin Composition), Eta Sigma Phi National Classics Fraternity (1989 - 1989)

Memberships

  • American Association for the History of Medicine (2013 - Present)
  • American Historical Association (2011 - Present)
  • Byzantine Studies Association of North America (2010 - Present)
  • Renaissance Society of America (2010 - Present)
  • American Philological Association (2008 - Present)
  • American Oriental Society (2001 - Present)
  • The Commission on History of Science and Technology in Islamic Societies (2000 - Present)
  • Eta Sigma Phi (1987 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Conference-Related Role, American Association for the History of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Guest Speaker, BYU Department of Micro- and Molecular Biology Annual Conference (2013 - Present)
  • Guest Speaker, Kings College, London (2013 - Present)

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