International Symposium on Ottoman Science and Philosophy in XVI th Century

In Memory of Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Aydin Sayili International Symposium on Ottoman Science and Philosophy in XVI th Century
Kastamonu, 13- 15 November 2013
Organization Committee
Prof. Dr. Berahaddin Albayrak / Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Ali Rafet Özkan / Kastamonu University
Prof. Dr. Melek Dosay Gökdoğan / Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Yavuz Unat / Kastamonu University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Tosun / Kastamonu University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Bilal Yurtoğlu / Kastamonu University
Assist. Prof. Dr. İnan Kalaycıoğulları / Ankara University
Research Assistant Tarık Tuna Gözütok / Ankara University
Research Assistant Tuğba Uymaz / Kastamonu University
Research Assistant Ercan Salgar / Kastamonu University
Communication address: [email protected]
Schedule of symposium
Deadline for submisson of form of attendance by e-mail: 15 May 2013
Announcement of accepted papers : 15 June 2013
Announcement of the symposium program: 30 June 2013
Forms with abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by e- mail to [email protected]
Papers should be in Turkish or English.
No registration fee.
Accommodation, food and beverage by Kastamonu University.

Sixteenth century is an important period in terms of Turkish history of science and philosophy as well as political history. Some scholarly papers and books about intellectuals of that period were published, however, scientific and philosophical successes of the period have not been yet studied as a whole. This situation, it seems that, prevented to occur a general opinion related to Turkish history of thought in the Renaisance period.
Therefore an international symposium titled under “Golden Age, Ottoman Science and Philosophy in XVI th Century” will be organized to accomplish this uncertainty and obscurity, and motivate scientific studies in this field. Thus in that period when genuinely great scholars and thinkers grew up, it will be possible,
a) to comprehend the general situation and level of Ottoman reasoning and relations between units composing of this reasoning by showing the general perspective of scientific and philosophical studies, and
b) to specify the similarities and differences between Western and Eastern traditions, and reasons of the break by comparing the Ottoman activities of science and philosophy with that of West.
The symposium, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Aydin Sayili, will be organized by Kastamonu University with the collaboration of Ankara University in Kastamonu which is a small historical Northern Anatolian city.
Symposium Themes
Mathematical Sciences
Geography and cartography
Life Sciences
Religious Sciences
Fiqh (Islamic law)


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