International Quṭb Al-Dīn Al-Shīrāzī Symposium
About The Event
On the Occasion of the 710th Anniversary of His Death
Call for Papers
Date: May 20-22, 2021
Venue: Sivas, Turkey
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
Organizer: Faculty of Theology, Sivas Cumhuriyet University and Faculty of Humanities, Istanbul Medeniyet University
The Faculty of Theology at Sivas Cumhuriyet University and the Faculty of Humanities at Istanbul Medeniyet University collaborates for this international symposium on the life and works of Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī (d. 710/1311), a polymath who is an important figure in the history of philosophy and science in the Islamic-Turkic civilization.
Al-Shīrāzī was born in Shīrāz, Iran in 1236 into a family of physicians. Due to his sufi father’s influence, he received an education on sufi tradition at an early age as well as traditional Islamic sciences. He was active in the Ilkhanid and Anatolian Seljuks periods, but his works made a huge impact on science and thought in the Ottoman period.
Al-Shīrāzī was one of the founding fathers of mathematical sciences in Anatolia. The Ottoman scholars followed his footsteps because of his importance on ijāzatnāmas and his treatises. He was practically a scholar of Anatolia and particularly of Sivas. His appointment of judgeship to Sivas and his lectures at Gökmedrese made him an important figure for the history of Sivas. Therefore, it is only natural to organise an international symposium in Sivas which will commemorate him and discuss his life and works as well as his impact on science, thought, and culture in Sivas.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
• Ethics and Political Theory
• Education and Educational Institutions in the age of Shīrāzī
• Libraries in the age of Shīrāzī
• Shīrāzī in the Manuscripts and Book Culture Studies
• The Commentaries (Shurūḥ, Ḥawāshī, Taʻlīqāt)
• Scholarly Networks and Ijāzatnāmas
• Urban Studies
Source: Sivas Cumhuriyet University
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