The University of
Sharjah is hosting the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’
History of Sciences during the period of December (8-11), 2014, under the title
“The impact of early Arab and Muslim scholars on recent scientific and
The conference is
organized jointly with the Arab Union of Astronomy and Space Sciences, and
under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi,
Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the
University of Sharjah.
The Conference aims
to foster communication between scientists and researchers interested in the
history of science, and to reflect the impact of Muslim scholars to the
progress of civilizations in scientific aspects, in addition to the
certification of non-Muslim scientists in the Muslim scientific achievements
fair, as the Conference aims at the participation of University of Sharjah in
“The City of Sharjah, Cultural Capital of the Muslim World, 2014”.
The Conference hosts
a galaxy of scientists of different nationalities and religions that have a lot
of books and research studies that highlight the role of Muslim and Arab
scholars in the scientific and technological progress in the world today.
A series of
activities will be held on the sidelines of the Conference, most notably, a
symposium to commemorate the Millennium of surgeon Abu Al-Qasim al-Zahrawi, and
a workshop about the heritage of the UAE and its importance in moving
civilization from the Indian peninsula to the Middle East, in addition to a workshop on astronomy
space, air and astronomical applications in Islamic law, and the Conference
will be accompanied by a number of specialized exhibitions , also the Organizing Committee will
publish the research presented at the Conference in a special folder, in
addition to issuing a CD, with its events. The 30th of September 2014 is the
deadline for receiving the research papers to be presented.
International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences, which was
held on 25-27 March 2007, was very successful, where more than 800 guests and
delegates attended the conference; 300 of which presented oral and poster
presentations during the conference. The Conference was also attended by 50
scientists in history of science from 36 countries.
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