The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a consulting network to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), held its meeting on Thursday 24 May 2012 at Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, in London.
After the reception and the opening words, Mr. Sharaf Yamani, member of the Al-Furqan Board of Directors, gave a short brief on Al-Furqan main work and achievements in the field of Islamic manuscripts during the last two decades, emphasizing Al-Furqan two flagship projects, i.e. the World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts and its ongoing project of the Online Database of the Islamic Manuscripts.
Mr. Peter Fell, Vice President for strategic Affairs and a Trustee of FSTC, gave an overview on the FSTC efforts in sheding light into what is widely known as 1000 missing years from the history of science, through different educational and scientific tools, such as the well-known exhibition "1001 Inventions; Muslim Heritage in Our World. The keynote speaker in this public event was Professor François Déroche, Director of Studies at the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and member of Al-Furqan Manuscripts Centre's Board of Experts. His lecture on "Islamic Manuscripts Studies for the 21st Century" was very well received and it covered many aspects regarding the Islamic manuscripts past, present and future.
"Muslim Heritage Awareness Network of Turkey's (MHANT) second meeting, which was organized by the Foundation of Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) has been held in Marmara University's chancellery building in Istanbul on 20th April 2011.
The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a network of supporters and key associates of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) met on 30 March 2011 at the Royal Society in London. We report below on the meeting and provide the proceedings of the meeting edited by the Editorial Board of www.MuslimHeritage.com and approved by the authors. The presentations focused on the theme debated in this MHAG meeting: Marking the 1000 Years of Ibn Al-Haytham's Kitab al-Manazir (The Book of Optics).
Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and 1001 Inventions, was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniday (Students Day) conference on 22nd of October 2011 at Stadthalle in Bielefeld, Germany.