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International Women’s Day

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 8th March 2020

To celebrate Women’s Day on 8th March, no way is better than reproducing a collection of articles written by FSTC scholars and associates on the achievements of women in Muslim Heritage in various fields. We…

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The Mis-Interpreted Age of Civilisation

by News Desk Published on: 25th February 2020

Two lectures at the Manchester Health Academy, 17th January 2020

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When the World Spoke Arabic

by News Desk Published on: 18th December 2019

At the height of the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation, the Arabic language was the lingua franca that served as the language of science, poetry, literature, governance and art. A big movement of translation of…

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by News Desk Published on: 13th November 2019

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Professor Fuat Sezgin Passed Away in Istanbul

by News Desk Published on: 1st July 2018

The academic world has lost a great scholar. Below is an obituary predominantly based on a recently updated Wikipedia article (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuat_Sezgin)

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7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine

by Media Desk Published on: 29th October 2016

On the 24-28th of October 2016, Proffesor Salim Al-Hassani and other experts in their fields took part in the 7th International Congress of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine, Fez, Morocco.

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Professors Al -Hassani and Professor Abattouy awarded prestigious King Abdullah’s Award for Translation

by News Desk Published on: 15th June 2016

The annual King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation in the Humanities from Arabic in to other languages was awarded to Professor Salim Al-Hassani and Professor Mohammed Abattouy. Professor Al-Hassani announced at the award…

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FSTC at Muslim Education Fair

by News Desk Published on: 12th May 2016

From 23rd to 24th April, Nida Trust, an organisation which aims to educate the next generation of young people through empowering and supporting students, teachers and parents, hosted hosted 55 exhibitors including schools, education organisations,…

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World Environment Day

by News Desk Published on: 6th May 2016

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round and climax on…

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Earth Day

by News Desk Published on: 22nd April 2016

Muslim Heritage is very happy to announce that today, 22nd April, is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day of events and observances intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The…

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18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites

by MOHA Published on: 19th April 2016

Every year on 18 April, UNESCO celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.

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1st International Symposium Mediterranean Continuities: Material and spiritual paths

by MOHA Published on: 1st April 2016

MOHA is organizing, an international symposium called: ‘Mediterranean Continuities: Material and spiritual paths’, which will take place on 15 – 16 April 2016 in Kavala, Northern Greece.

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World Water Day

by News Desk Published on: 22nd March 2016

Water is life... there are a few things that every human being agrees with. One of them is of course water being essential to our life. It is embedded not just biologically but in every…

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World Book Day 2016 (UK & Ireland)

by News Desk Published on: 2nd March 2016

World Book Day is a yearly event first week of March, "designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world"*. On this occasion,…

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FSTC Activity Report 2015

by FSTC Published on: 5th February 2016

Year 2015 has been a busy, challenging and a successful Year. FSTC wishes all our colleagues, supporters and readers a successful and prosperous Year 2016. This report provides information on the projects we have worked…

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National Geographic and 1001 Inventions Publish “Ibn al-Haytham” Children’s Book

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 21st January 2016

"Ibn al-Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See" releasing in 2016

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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition

by Charles Savage Published on: 2nd December 2015

Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic Renaissance ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany: October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016 http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata by Dr. Charles M. Savage Knowledge Era Enterprises International Munich, Germany http://www.kee-inc.com

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Jordan conference explores Schools and Learning Institutions in Muslim Civilisation

by News Desk Published on: 17th September 2015

In order to popularise the diverse history of science. The Jordanian Society for History of Science (JORSHS) in collaboration with the Royal Jordanian Geographical Centre (RJGC) organised the Eighth International Conference of History of Science…

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World Fairtrade Day

by The Editorial Team Published on: 9th May 2015

Happy World Fair Trade Day!

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Professor Devin Stewart: The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadīm and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World

by News Desk Published on: 5th May 2015

On Wednesday 22nd April, a public lecture exploring “The Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadeem and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Islamic World” was presented by Professor Devin Stewart at the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation.

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On 23 April the World Celebrates the Book

by News Desk Published on: 23rd April 2015

World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On this occasion, we are pleased to invite visitors and…

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Go Green Week 9-15 February

by The Editorial Team Published on: 29th January 2015

As Monday 9th February, until Sunday 15th February “Go Green Week”, Muslim Heritage has compiled a list of articles regarding environmental sustainability in Muslim civilisation. Muslim societies previously led examples of constructing environmentally and ecologically…

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FSTC at Second International Conference in Sharjah

by Ayshah Ismail Published on: 30th December 2014

FSTC and CE4tF are very pleased to have participated in the Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Science and the eleventh Conference on the Space Sciences and Astronomy. The conference was organised…

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Women of Science and Management in History June 2014

by Ayshah Ismail Published on: 8th July 2014

The two day workshop, which took place on the 24th and 25th June 2014, followed on from sessions held in Istanbul in October 2013, and is part of a collaborative project between FSTC and iGETEV.

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Dialogue of Civilisations: From Ancient Maya to the Islamic world

by Sairah Yassir-Deane Published on: 4th June 2014

As a means to explore ancient civilisations contributions to modern civilisation, the National Geographic Society, The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and supporting organisations attended the “Dialogue of Civilisations International Symposium” held in…

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Breaking News: FSTC to host Women of Science workshop, June 2014

by FSTC Published on: 19th May 2014

The two day workshop, 24th and 25th June 2014

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Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam

by Sairah Yassir-Deane Published on: 7th May 2014

In a bid to shed light on the often overlooked Muslim contribution to the history of science, long-term trustee and supporter of Foundation for Science (FSTC), Technology and Civilisation, Professor Jim al-Khalili, presented the 2014…

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Conference on “Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures” at the Warburg Institute in London (24-25 April 2014)

by The Editorial Team Published on: 1st April 2014

In the frame of the research project ‘Astrolabes in medieval Jewish society’, the Warburg Institute organizes a conference in London on 24-25 April 2014. The topics covered by this conference will be the astrolabe itself,…

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Women of Science, Medicine and Management, Istanbul

by Ayshah Ismail Published on: 17th October 2013

by Ayshah Ismail The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), launched a new course in Istanbul, Turkey. Entitled "Women of Science Medicine and Management in Muslim Heritage", the course was in collaboration with Insan…

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FSTC Contributes to the ICHSTM 2013 in Manchester

by The Editorial Team Published on: 13th July 2013

In July 2013, Manchester is the venue of the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (ICHSTM). The Congress is organised between Sunday 21 - Sunday 28 July 2013. Its theme this…

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FSTC Chairman Won Services to Science & Engineering Award

by The Editorial Team Published on: 11th July 2013

Professor Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, Chairman of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was among the winners honoured of the British Muslim Awards, which took place at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester on 29th January…

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Arabic Manuscript Day: a Cultural Festival

by The Editorial Team Published on: 29th May 2013

The Institute of Arabic Manuscripts in Cairo, in cooperation with a large array of partners, including FSTC, organizes on May 27, 2013, a cultural festival dedicated to Arabic Manuscripts. The festival consists in lectures, workshops,…

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The Mirror of Health: Discovering Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam, 1 May to 25 October 2013

by Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Published on: 4th May 2013

RCP Exhibition, London, UK - The Mirror of Health: Discovering Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam

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Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 21st April 2013

Professor Al-Hassani addressed in a keynote lecture the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit organised in Istanbul on 10-11 April 2013. His speech in a session on the "Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue" was entitled "A…

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In Japan: Dr Almansour Lectures on 1000 years of Inventions and Innovations

by Ahmad Almansour Published on: 12th April 2013

On December 7, 2011, Dr Ahmad Almansour presented a lecture at the Faculty of Policy and Management, Keio University, Japan on "1000 years of Inventions and Innovations: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our World."

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Video: Emir of Qatar Visits 1001 Inventions Doha

by Media Desk Published on: 27th March 2013

Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the award-winning 1001 Inventions show in Doha today, accompanied by HH Sheikha Al-Mayassa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums…

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Illuminating the Dark Ages: The Role and Contribution of Muslim Civilisation

by The Editorial Team Published on: 27th March 2013

National Conference for Islam and Medicine (NCIM): Abstract talk at King's College, London, presented in March 2013 by Professor Mohamed El-Gomati OBE, Chairman of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC)

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FSTC President at Vienna ISV Day

by The Editorial Team Published on: 11th March 2013

President of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) gave a speech at IGMG's ISVDAY(UniDay) in VHS Meidling, Vienna, Austria. Two years after Professor Al-Hassani's visit to the German IGMG's UniDay in Bielefeld which…

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Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change

by The Editorial Team Published on: 7th March 2013

Exploring the Cultural Roots of Science for Social Change

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Lecture on Timbuktu Manuscripts at Al-Furqan Foundation

by The Editorial Team Published on: 6th March 2013

Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation organizes on Wednesday 6th March 2013, starting at 18.00, a lecture on Islamic manuscripts in West Africa at the seat of Al-Furqan in London.

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FSTC President at the WSIE 2012 Conferences in Boston

by The Editorial Team Published on: 3rd January 2013

In late September 2012, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of FSTC, participated in The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship WSIE 2012 in Boston. The WSIE 2012 brought together the world's most riveting people to plot…

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President of FSTC at AINAC in Abu Dhabi

by The Editorial Team Published on: 28th December 2012

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology (FSTC) attended the First Arab Innovation Network Annual Conference 2012 (AINAC 2012) in early December 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Organised by Cambridge University's Arab…

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One of the 500 Most Influential Muslims

by The Editorial Team Published on: 11th December 2012

The recently released third edition (2010-2011) of The 500 Most Influential Muslims, has bestowed a deserved distinction on Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, the President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC). The…

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The York Society of Engineers: A Lecture by FSTC Chairman, 6th December, York, UK

by The Editorial Team Published on: 6th December 2012

Upcoming Lecture by Prof. Mohamed El-Gomati, Chairman of FSTC, at The York Society of Engineers, York

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Professor Qasim Al-Samarrai Lecture on the The Edition of Arabic Manuscripts

by The Editorial Team Published on: 29th November 2012

On Wednesday 28th November 2012, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation in London organised a public lecture on The Critical Edition of Manuscripts: Past, Present and Future, delivered by Professor Qasim Al-Samarrai. The lecture presented an insightful…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron in Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah

by The Editorial Team Published on: 16th November 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who arrived in Jeddah on November 6h, 2012, paid a historic visit to Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, in the frame of his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Lectures on Islamic Medicine at RCP, London

by The Editorial Team Published on: 28th May 2012

Lectures on Islamic Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) at the Launch of the "The Miror of Health" Exhibition, 13th May 2013, London

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Queen Honours the FSTC Chairman, Professor Mohamed El-Gomati

by Anne-Maria Brennan Published on: 30th January 2012

Professor Mohamed El-Gomati, recently appointed Chairman of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), has been made an OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the New Year's Honours List for 2012.…

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National Geographic Releases New 1001 Inventions Book

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 30th January 2012

25th January 2012, Washington, DC – The latest edition of the best-selling 1001 Inventions book has been published by National Geographic, and will introduce the enduring legacy of Muslim civilization to new audiences in North…

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Islamic Development Bank 2012 Prizes for Science and Technology

by The Editorial Team Published on: 12th December 2011

In recognition of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) announced the 10th Edition (1433H- 2012G) of his Prizes for Science and Technology. Those…

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The Royal Society: European Discovery of Arabic Culture

by Ian Kendrick Published on: 10th November 2011

This public lecture was organised jointly by the Royal Society and FSTC. It traced the stages in the discovery of Arabic culture by European scholars from the early middle ages until the early-modern period.

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FSTC Chairman at Uniday, Germany

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 10th November 2011

Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and 1001 Inventions, was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniday (Students Day) conference on 22nd of October 2011…

‘Arabick Roots’ of science and medicine exhibition

by The Editorial Team Published on: 16th June 2011

Sheikha Mozah and FSTC at Royal launch in London

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Proceedings of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group Meeting

by The Editorial Team Published on: 1st June 2011

The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a network of supporters and key associates of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) met on 30 March 2011 at the Royal Society in London. We report…

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“We are the source of world’s many inventions”: Meeting of MHANT in Marmara University

by Cem Nizamoglu Published on: 26th April 2011

"Muslim Heritage Awareness Network of Turkey's (MHANT) second meeting, which was organized by the Foundation of Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) has been held in Marmara University's chancellery building in Istanbul on 20th April 2011.

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Bringing Back Golden Age of Science and Innovation

by Zakri Abdul Hamid Published on: 1st April 2011

Mr Zakri Abdul Hamid reflects in this article the thoughts that occurred to him after visiting the exhibition "1001 Inventions" in New York Hall of Science. He concludes it by formulating a wish that the…

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Muslim Heritage and Cultural Roots of Science – Lecture by Professor Salim Al-Hassani at Newcastle

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 1st April 2011

On Monday 9 March 2011, Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), was the guest of Newcastle University where he delivered a lecture on ‘'Muslim Heritage and the Cultural…

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Muslim Heritage Awareness Network Turkey (MHANT) is Established

by FSTC Published on: 24th January 2011

On Friday 1st October 2010, thirty Turkish academics and public figures met to launch the Muslim Heritage Awareness Network Turkey (MHANT) at Marmara University in Istanbul.

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FSTC and Khalifa University to create interactive Science Heritage Centre in UAE

by Junaid Bhatti Published on: 17th January 2011

Khalifa University (KU) and the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the KU campus in Abu Dhabi. The MoU aims to promote greater recognition and appreciation…

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Rebuttal by the FSTC to Edward Rothstein’s Article

by Peter Raymond Published on: 17th January 2011

Rebuttal by the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation to "A Golden Age in Science, Full of Light and Shadow" by Edward Rothstein published in The New York Times, December 10, 2010

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FSTC Renews Scientific Contacts with Aleppo University

by FSTC Published on: 16th October 2010

Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of FSTC, has visited the University of Aleppo on 11 October 2010 to greet the new President of the university, Dr Nidal Shehadeh, and to renew the long standing friendly relationship…

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Statement of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Opening Session

by Jim Al-Khalili Published on: 15th July 2010

[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. In this brief statement, Professor Jim Al-Khalili outlines some ideas about intercultural dialogue from the standpoint of…

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1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 26th June 2010

On 2nd June 2010, Professor Salim Al-Hassani lectured in Bristol, UK, on 1001 inventions: Cultural Routes of Science for Cultural Inter-Appreciation. This lecture was organised by the British Science Association (Bristol and Bath branch) and…

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Academic Conference: ‘1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World’

by 1001 Inventions Published on: 8th June 2010

On 25th and 26th May 2010 the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) was proud to host a high profile academic conference in the Director's Suite at the London Science Museum.

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Professor Ihsanoglu Lecture on Science in the Muslim World

by FSTC Published on: 13th May 2010

On June 21, 2011, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), lectured about the importance of science and technology for Muslim nations at the American University in Sharjah…

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1001 Inventions: A Conference to Celebrate the International Launch

by FSTC Published on: 27th April 2010

This academic meeting will be held on the occasion of celebrating the International Launch of the new blockbuster 1001 Inventions Exhibition

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Bettany Hughes Presents New Radio and TV Shows

by FSTC Published on: 31st March 2010

Bettany Hughes is an advisor to the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and member of its consultant network Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG). Her Youtube films on East/West understanding produced by FSTC were…

1001 Inventions Exhibition - BBC London News

1001 Inventions Exhibition – BBC London News

by Media Desk Published on: 21st January 2010

1001 Inventions is a global educational initiative that promotes awareness of the scientific and cultural achievements of Muslim civilisation, during the thousand year period from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped build…

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The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group Meeting (24 March 2009, Royal Society, London)

by The Editorial Team Published on: 17th April 2009

The Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), a think tank and consulting body of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) held recently its meeting on 24 March 2009 in London at the Royal Society.…

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Muslim Heritage Shines at Qatar through Ancient Wisdom Exhibition

by FSTC Published on: 15th April 2009

FSTC and Muslim Heritage Consulting (MHC) took part in the high profile opening of the Qatar Science and Technology Park on March 16th 2009. The opening night celebrations were attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamad…

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The Ninth Annual Ceremony Recognises the Very Best of British Muslim Achievements

by The Editorial Team Published on: 5th April 2009

The ninth Annual Ceremony for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence took place 30 March 2009 in London. Over 800 people celebrated the ninth Annual Ceremony of The Muslim News Awards for Excellence - Britain's…

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1001 Inventions vs. 1001 nights

by FSTC Published on: 26th March 2009

Professor Rafid Al-Khaddar, Head of Construction and Civil Engineering Department at John Moores University, Liverpool, and Key Associate and Fellow of FSTC, presented a lecture on "Science and Research in the Arab World".

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Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our World

by Okasha El Daly Published on: 5th March 2009

The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited Dr. Okasha El Daly to deliver the opening lecture on Monday 16th February 2009 which took place at Rupert Beckett Theatre, University of Leeds.

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Homage to Professor Salim Al-Hassani in Al-Ithinainiya Literary Forum in Jeddah

by FSTC Published on: 7th February 2009

On 2 February 2009 Professor Salim Al-Hassani, Chairman of the FSTC was given homage by Sheikh Abdul Maqsood Khoja at the Al-Ithnainiya Literary Forum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Representing Islam and Muslims in the Media: An Academic Debate

by The Editorial Team Published on: 17th December 2008

In 5-6 September 2008 the Universities of Manchester and Surrey organised in Manchester an international conference "Representing Islam: Comparative Perspectives". The meeting attracted over 100 eminent national and international speakers and a large audience. The…

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Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion (1001 Inventions in UK Parliament)

by The Editorial Team Published on: 1st December 2008

Report on a conference launching the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the UK House of Parliament, 15 October 2008. Between 13 and 17 October 2008, the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) organised two major…

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Muslim Heritage in Our World: Social Cohesion

by FSTC Published on: 26th September 2008

London Conference tackles 1000 years of amnesia of Muslim science and technology, Wednesday 15th October, 2.30pm, Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House, Westminster.

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Dr. Farouk El-Baz receives 1001inventions book

by FSTC Published on: 21st August 2008

Dr. Farouk El-Baz receives 1001inventions book

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Learning from the Past to Design the Future

by Salim Al-Hassani Published on: 4th June 2008

The seat of the World Bank in Paris hosted on May 22-23, 2008 an important meeting: the fourth edition of The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities. The conference was attended by eminent scholars…

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Cultural Understanding through Science Project

by FSTC Published on: 20th May 2008

Cultural Understanding is "Recognising that modern science has its roots in many different societies and cultures, and draws on a variety of valid approaches to scientific practice."ASE has been working with the Foundation for Science…

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Presentation on The Muslims’ Great Contributions

by FSTC Published on: 4th March 2008

Prof. Salim Al Hassani, a Muslim Scholar and the chief editor of "1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World" , will deliver his presentation on "The Muslims' Great Contributions during the Golden Age of the…

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Lecture at Liverpool Athenaeum

by FSTC Published on: 4th March 2008

800th anniversary and receiving a copy of the 1001i book for the Athenaeum library. The Liverpool Athenaeum has a distinguished membership of proprietors drawn from every walk of life across the city of Liverpool and…

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Lecture: Great Men and Women of Science in Muslim Heritage

by FSTC Published on: 21st November 2006

Evening lecture with Professor Salim Al-Hassani. Tuesday 21 November 2006, 6pm-8pm

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MSIM Presentation

by The Editorial Team Published on: 9th November 2004

Professor Salim Al-Hassani's highly visual and compelling presentation will assess some of the Muslim contribution to civilisation using graphical simulations and some 3D animations of early Muslim inventions.