The Fourth International Congress on “Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region” Ufa, Bashkortostan, 21-22 October 2010
Call for Papers
The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa) are jointly organising the fourth international congress on the theme “Islamic Civilisation in the Volga-Ural Region” to be held in Ufa, capital city of Bashkortostan, on 21-22 October 2010.
The symposium will be held under the high patronage of His Exellency M. G. Rakhimov, President of the Republic of Bashkortostan. It will be the second international event to be co-organised by IRCICA and Bashkortostan State University, Faculty of History. The congress aims to keep alive and futher expand the forum of scholary exchange among specialists and researchers of the subject that was established through previous congresses held in Kazan (Tatarstan, 2000, 2005) and Ufa (Bashkortostan, 2008).
The congress will cover the history of Islamic civilization in the Volga-Ural Region under its diverse aspects: Developments in the fields of science, philosophy, technology, arts, language, literature and other fields of intellectual activity; interactions with others cultures within and around the region; The legacy of Islamic civilization, in terms of both material culture (architectural heritage, written heritage and other tangible assets) and intangible and spiritual culture (oral, ritual and other intangible aspects of culture), as well the stages and trends observable in process of cultural development. The congress is expected to throw light on the role and place of Islamic civilization in the region and its past and prospective contributions to cultural dialogue among the peoples of the region. At the same time, it will be an occasion to appraise the state of research and the problems and prospects of studies on the theme of Islamic civilization in the Volga-Ural region. The languages of the symposium are the Bashkir language, Russian and English.
Abstracts of proposed papers (around 200 words) and CV should be sent by 30 June 2010 to IRCICA or the Bashkortostan State University, Faculty of History at the following addresses:
IRCICA, Yıldız Sarayı, Barbaros Bulvarı,
80700, Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Turkey
Fax: 90 212 258 43 65
Telephone: 90 212 259 17 42