Special Session Announcement: ‘Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilisation and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain’

At the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science, to take place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, we are pleased to announce a session, jointly organised by FSTC and the University of Sharjah, entitled ‘Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilisation and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain’.

In view of global public demand to know more about the role of previous cultures in building modern day civilisation, the theme of the session is one that is both timely and important. Such a topic can have a number of positive outcomes in enhancing social cohesion, encouraging inter-cultural dialogue and emphasising the significance of using the past to build a better future.

Of more importance is the manner in which material is presented to the public and in particular young people. In order to reach the above positive outcomes, it is crucial to stress the accuracy of historical findings through well-researched unbiased scholarship that is aware of modern attitudes towards historical events, their interpretation and connectivity to present day. To further disseminate such material, it is recommended to involve public engagement communities such as:

  • Educationalists experienced in modern methods and techniques
  • Museum curators who are experienced in communicating historical events and artefacts through modern museology
  • Science public explainers and TV presenters
  • Film and media producers
  • Sociologists and inter-cultural organisations

This session provides an opportunity for concerned scientists and educationalists to discuss these issues on a professional academic platform. Due to short notice, the organisers do not require the submission of full papers. An abstract will suffice to allow inclusion of presentations for discussion.

Please arrange to send your abstract to the session leader, Dr Hussein M El-Mehdi, at ichs14@sharjah.ac.ae. Please include the session details as below:

‘Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilisation and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain’; Session Code SS3
Wednesday 10th December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

The deadline for receiving abstracts is Saturday 15th November 2014. An acceptance notification will be sent no later than Thursday 20th November 2014.

Should you require financial assistance for travel, please contact Kath Cassidy, Finance Officer at the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation at: Kath@fstc.org.uk

The Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences, will take place Monday 8th December to Thursday 11th December 2014 at the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

For more information please visit www.sharjah.ac.ae.

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