International Symposium on Baghdad's role in Islamic civilization planned
Given its glorious history, Baghdad today is a cause for sadness and apprehension among the Muslims and scholarly communities around the world.The collapse of order and the ongoing destruction in Baghdad means much more than the necessary cost of reshaping the Middle East, as generally advocated in the media. It has far-reaching impact on human historical consciousness and far greater significance for the history , intellectual and political legacy of not only the Islamic world but the history of human civilization in general.
Amid this transformative moment in the history of Baghdad, the University of Marmara, the Faculty of Divinity, the Department of Islamic History and Arts, Umraniye Municipality, and the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture of the Islamic Conference (IRCICA) are organizing a symposium on Baghdad to be held in mid-November 2008. (The exact date will be announced later).
We cordially invite you to contribute to the symposium on any of the topics dealing with politics, economy, science and education, religious movements, social and religious life, non-Muslims, architecture, art, and literature in Baghdad during the following periods:
- Baghdad from its establishment to the Mongol conquests,
- From the Mongol conquests to the Ottoman Period,
- Baghdad during the Ottoman Period,
- Baghdad after the Ottoman Period....
Please send your abstract by 30 January 2008 by e-mail to: Dr. Nuh Arslantas, Secretary
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