On October 26th and 27th The Warburg Institute will held a conference on the Arabic philosopher Abu Maʿshar Ja‘far ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar al-Balkhi (Albumasar, 787-886 A.D), one of the main sources for astrology in the Middle Ages.
This conference will provide the opportunity to announce the imminent publication in Brill’s series Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science of The Great Introduction to Astrology by Abu Ma'shar (2 vols.), edited and translated by Keiji Yamamoto and Charles Burnett. It will also commemorate the work of Professor Yamamoto who sadly died on 17 July this year.
In preparation for the conference a practical session on the techniques of Arabic and Latin astrology in the Middle Ages will be held on the afternoon before it starts (Friday, 26 October). This will be led by Helena Avelar and Luís Ribeiro.