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Godefroid de Callataÿ

Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Oriental Institute at Université catholique de Louvain

Areas of expertise

  • - History of Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
  • - Medieval Encyclopaedism
  • - Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’

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About Me

Godefroid de Callataÿ is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium. He has specialized in the history of Arabic sciences and philosophy, and the role played by Islam in the transmission of knowledge from Greek Antiquity to the Latin West during the Middle Ages. Amongst other subjects, he has published extensively on the encyclopaedic corpus known as Rasā’il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ (‘Epistles of the Brethren of Purity’). Since 2016, he also directs ‘PhilAnd’, an Advanced Grant ERC project of the European Commission on the emergence of philosophy in al-Andalus: https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/incal/philand.html.

Courses and Programs taught by Godefroid de Callataÿ