The 2nd SYMPOSIUM on the ISTANBUL ISLANDS (25-27 September 2023)
Istanbul considered to be the queen of cities in mythology throughout history, has some specific districts, without which the city would be incomplete. As a matter of the fact, the Golden Horn, The Bosphorus, and the Princes’ Islands, are all characterizing components of Istanbul, which come into mind in the first instance.Ongoing from the East Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire, the islands have acquired different names such as Cin Adaları, Papaz Adaları, Keşiş Adaları or Kızıl Adalar. No doubt, this nine-piece archipelago of Istanbul (Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kınalıada, Sedef Adası, Demokrasi ve Özgürlükler Adası [Yassıada], Sivriada, Kaşıkadası and Tavşanadası) have unique aspects and features. These unique elements include a wide range of academic disciplines such as geography, ecology, climate science, seismology, geology, marine sciences, oceanography, history, or art.Istanbul Islands are periodically subject to scientific investigation and discussion due to their extremely diverse and quantitatively intense features.
MAMLUK SYMPOSIUM II : SCIENCE, THOUGHT, ART, AND INSTITUTIONS
1–2 JUNE 2023
Organized by Istanbul University, İslam Tetkikleri Enstitüsü, İslami İlimler Araştırma Vakfı (İSAV)
The era of Mamluk rule was a time of intellectual and artistic flourishing. From 1250 to 1517, the Mamluk elite established madrasas, dervish lodges, hospitals, and observatories across the lands they ruled in Egypt, Syria, and the Hijaz, including in the great cities of Cairo, Damascus, Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and Aleppo. Scholars, scientists, thinkers, artisans, and Sufis from all over the Muslim world relocated to the Mamluk realm, further nourishing its intellectual and cultural dynamism. Meanwhile, pilgrims, students, and other visitors to Mamluk lands brought what they learned there back to their homes, thereby helping to spread Mamluk accomplishments in various fields to other parts of the Muslim world, including both newer territories like Anatolia and the Balkans as well as older centers of learning, trade, and governance like the Maghreb, Andalusia, Iran, Transoxiana, and India.
« Les animaux, adorateurs de Dieu avant toute chose »
De la piété animale en Islam
Dans ce colloque, nous proposons de penser la figure religieuse de l’animal en Islam, mais non en ce qu’il serait objet d’adoration (idole) ou medium de l’adoration (offrande sacrificielle), mais comme sujet, en tant qu’il constitue un adorateur de Dieu, modèle pour tous les adorateurs.
Quelles sont tant l’origine que la postérité d’un verset tel : « Ne vois-tu pas tous les êtres des cieux et de la terre et les oiseaux en rangs louer Dieu ? » (24:41) Que la reconnaissance d’animaux adorateurs implique-t-elle quant à la définition même de la religion ?
The 8th HIAA Biennial will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Rice University, on March 2-4, 2023. The theme will be “Expanding Contexts.”As historians of Islamic art and architecture, we often deal with objects and ediﬁces that are spatially and temporally removed from their contexts. Artworks are displayed in glass cases in museum galleries and heavily restored monuments offer little clue of the social life that once unfolded in and around them.