Activities and Announcements (Muslim Heritage Newsletter, Issue 2 - Vol. 1)
A Quarterly Publication issued by the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), Manchester, UK
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Issue 2 - Vol. 1 * Rabi I 1429 / March 2008
|Activities and Announcements|
|See past and forthcoming activities by FSTC members and Muslim Heritage related events:|
|1. Forthcoming Events and Activities|
|1.1. Muslim Heritage in The World Conference on Intellectual Capital|
In the frame of the forthcoming world conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities in the Knowledge Economy: Nations, Regions, Cities and Emerging Communities, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, FSTC Chairman of the Board, presents a keynote lecture on the theme: Innovation in the Islamic World: What can we learn from the past, to design the future.
The fourth edition of this series of conferences organised by the World Bank is to be organised at the World Bank Office in Paris on May 22-23, 2008. It is co-organised by The European Chair on Intellectual Capital/PESOR, the University of Paris-Sud, and The World Bank.
For more information on the provisional program of the conference, click here and here.
|1.2. International Conference on The History of Science among Muslims and Arabs in Sharjah|
An important delegation from FSTC is participating to the First International Conference on The History of Science among Muslims and Arabs organised by the University of Sharjah and the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences at Sharjah University, UAE, in March 24-27/2008.
This conference highlights the connection between the exact sciences Islamic religious and cultural milieu. It also emphasizes the role of the Arabs in establishing these sciences and the contribution of the Islamic culture to human civilization.
In addition to the academic and poster sessions, the conference will include a number of exhibitions for scientific and heritage manuscripts and instruments. It is expected that more than 200 international scholars will participate in this conference from the various fields of the history of sciences.
For more details, click here to visit the website of the conference.
|1.3. Museum Talks: Science in the Service of Religion: Islam and Astronomy|
On Tuesday 8 April, 2.30-4pm, join Silke Ackermann, Curator of European and Islamic scientific instruments at the British Museum, to explore the role science plays in Islam, the advanced skills of Muslim scholars had and their influence on the West.
For more information: click here.
For other talks and special events, click here and here to see Clocktower monthly brochure.
|1.4. Joint article by Salim al-Hassani and Mohammed Abattouy (in press):|
"La pompe hydraulique d'al-Jazari (début du 13ème siècle)" (in French) [The hydraulic pump of al-Jazari (early 13th century], in L'Islam des découvertes, Paris, Editions le Pommier, 2008.
|2. Recent Activities|
|2.1. Strategic Alliance for a World-wide Roll-out of 1001 Inventions Exhibition|
1001 Inventions unveiled an ambitious plan for a global expansion of its touring exhibition. Through the strategic support of Abdul Latif Jameel Company (ALJ), the groundbreaking educational initiative exploring historical Muslim contributions to science and technology is set to embark upon a worldwide roll-out. Read more …
|2.2. Lecture at Liverpool Athenaeum|
Professor Salim Al-Hassani gave a lecture to the Liverpool Athenaeum at their prestigious library on 28 February 2008. In this picture, His Honour Judge John Roberts, current President of the club, is seen presenting Professor Al-Hassani with a copy of Liverpool 800, a new book on the history of Liverpool in celebration of the city's 800th anniversary, and receiving a copy of the 1001Inventions book for the Athenaeum library. Click here
|2.3. Lecture of Jim Al-Khalili at the Royal Society|
Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the well known British scientist from the University of Surrey, gave Farady lecture at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday 30 January 2008: The House of Wisdom and the Legacy of Arabic Science.
Also, The Guardian published in January 30, 2008 an important article by Professor Al-Khalili that attracted a wide audience: It's time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Darwin and Newton.
|2.4. Lecture by Professor Salim Al-Hassani at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education and Loughborough University|
On 26 November 2007, Professor Al-Hassani, FSTC Chairman, delivered the Convocation lecture at the Graduation Ceremony of Students from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education and Loughborough University. He highlighted numerous Muslim inventions which still influence our lives today in the home, the school, the hospital, the market, the town and our view of the world and the universe. He called for lessons to be learned from those great inventors, male and female, who worked alongside non-Muslims and who understood that faith should be manifested in useful deeds. He also highlighted for the need to fill the 1000 years gap in the history of Science and Technology, frequently referred to as the Dark Ages, that is missing from schools and academic curricula. He was followed by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Bill Rammell. In a speech on Islam in Higher Education Institutions, Mr Rammell referred to the Siddiqui report and how the Government is encouraging Universities to consider the improvement of the environment for Muslim Students and also to initiate courses on Islamic Studies for the betterment of the understanding of Islam and for the production of home grown Imams.
|2.5. Muslim Heritage in the Knowledge-Economy Conference in Jeddah|
During The First Regional Conference on the Knowledge Economy at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from January 12-13, 2008, attended by over 300 experts and professionals as well as several VIPs, Professor Salim Al-Hassani delivered a key note speech in which he presented the touring exhibition "1001 Inventions" and the work undertaken by Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) to promote Muslim Heritage.
For more information, click here.
For the video file of the conference click here.
|3. 1001 Inventions News|
|3.1. Museum Talks: 1000 Years of Missing Science, Technology & Culture|
Wednesday 13 February: In the frame of the activities of the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in Croydon, Professor Salim Al-Hassani lectured on the ways discoveries from Muslim culture between the 7th and 17th centuries shaped the future of scientific technologies.
|3.2. First Anniversary of the "1001 Inventions" Initiative|
7 March 2007 marks the first anniversary of the launch of the "1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World" initiative in Manchester, UK. This groundbreaking educational initiative proclaims the Muslim contributions to science and technology through a basket of projects, all carrying the same name, including: an interactive touring exhibition, an illustrated coffee-table book, a teachers' pack, educational posters and a website (1001 Inventions) with accompanying conferences, workshops and seminars. Click here to read the public statement by Professor Salim Al-Hassani, FSTC Chairman, on that occasion.
|3.3. Book : 1001 inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World|
Chief Editor Salim al-Hassani. Published by FSTC, Manchester, 2006.1001 Inventions book presents an excellent overview of Muslim heritage written to appeal to the everyday reader and to amaze and redefine many people's current assumptions of medieval times, of their history and roots.
This is an essential introduction to the great epoch of Muslim civilisation. Readers now have access to 1000 years of missing history, covering medicine, technology, economics, civilisation, the environment and much more.
The Product – The book has 372 pages, with a forward by Sir Roland Jackson, the Chief Executive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, an introduction by Chief Editor Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, and endorsement by Adam Hart-Davis, Photographer, Writer and TV Science Presenter of the acclaimed BBC Series ‘What the Ancients Did for Us'.
The book is aimed at an international market. The style is lively, engaging with non-academic language providing information which relates to people's lives, in order to be accessible to the everyday reader. It contains over 350 colourful pages of Muslim heritage filled with brilliant information accessible to all ages.
Written by a team of internationally-renowned experts and authors, the contributions were selected to give the reader reassurance and confidence that the facts presented in the book are from the most reliable and unbiased academic sources.
1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World (Hardcover)Hardcover: 372 pagesPublisher: FSTC; 1st Edition (March 2006)Language EnglishISBN-10: 0955242606ISBN-13: 978-0955242601Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 24.8 x 2.8 cmOrder your copy now.
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by: FSTC Limited, Fri 07 March, 2008