A Chronology - Turkey's 700-year long venture in science and technology

A chronology on "Science from the East - Techniques from the West: Turkey's 700-year long venture" is compiled by Professor Dr. Feza Günergun, Department of the History of Science, Istanbul University. People sought knowledge for centuries long and tried to confirm the knowledge they accumulated through observations and experimentation, and eventually decipher the Laws of Nature. This chronology aims to reflect the mobility of knowledge between Central Asia and Western Europe, throughout a timeline starting in the late 13th century, and reflects the Ottomans’ quest for knowledge both in the ‘East’ and the ‘West’. The major objective is to attract lay attention to history of science and promote efforts for the preservation of material (scientific instruments, documents, software, etc.) pertaining to the history of science and technology.

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Professors Al-Hassani and Professor Abattouy awarded prestigious King Abdullah’s Award for Translation

The annual King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation in the Humanities from Arabic in to other languages was awarded to Professor Salim Al-Hassani and Professor Mohammed Abattouy. Professor Al-Hassani announced at the award giving ceremony held in Toledo, 6 May 2016, that he donated his share of the prize to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK Charity.

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MUSIAD 1st International Young Businessmen Congress

On December 5th, 2015, MUSIAD’s (Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) 1st International Young Businessmen Congress convened to discuss “Renewal Not Innovation” in Ankara, Turkey.

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'Ibn Al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We see" Arabic Book at Sharjah International Book Fair

The presentation of the book at SIBF is accompanied by screenings of the short film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” for children visiting on organised school visits.

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The West Owes a Debt to Islam: Interview with Prof Glen Cooper

byuradio.org Episode: Top Of Mind With Julie Rose - Radio Interview (Podcast) with Prof Glen Cooper Transcript: The West Owes a Debt to Islam. 

Professor Glen Cooper discusses the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. During the European Dark Ages, when science, art and literature seemed to flounder for centuries, there actually was a lot of discover in places like Iraq, Persia and Syria. Professor Cooper explains how science of medicine, mathematics and astronomy flourished.

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Buried Evidence: Islamic Viking Burial Garments

As predicted in our previous article dating back to May 2015, additional studies and research have indeed revealed more artefacts illustrating European and Islamic Civilisation interconnectivity. Similar to the Viking woman who was found wearing an Islamic silver ring, it was recently revealed that Arabic characters on Viking burial garments have also been brought to light. This paper and the previous make the case that these discoveries indeed indicate the vast multicultural wealth which lies in overlooked places as it does in overlooked languages. What is more, the need to continue investing in research surrounding excavations such as the aforementioned to further demonstrate how interconnected civilisations such as the Viking and Muslim were.

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