Fourth International Congress on “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans”
Skopje, 13-17 October 2010
Call for Papers
OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture – IRCICA (Istanbul, Turkey) and the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts- MANU (Skopje, Macedonia) are jointly organizing the fourth international congress on the theme “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans”, to be held under the patronage of H.E. Gyorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Macedonia. The congress will take place in MANU, Skopje, capital of Macedonia, on 13-17 October 2010.
The congress will highlight the history and the heritage of Islamic and civilisation in the Balkans under their past and present aspects. It will encourage inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches. Topics to be covered may include: trends and processes of the development of Islamic culture, multi-cultural coexistence, social administration, cultural and educational institutions, science and learning, architecture and urbanism, arts, language and literature, social life and traditions, tangible and intangible Islamic heritage - their present state and issues of their preservation, sources of reference in studies relating to Islamic history in the Balkans. The congress will be an occasion to share information on developments in research, teaching and publishing in this area and thus deliberate on the problems and prospects of studies on Islamic civilisation in the Balkans and strengthening of international academic cooperation.
Designed as such, the congress is expected to contribute in promoting studies and increasing knowledge on the Balkan cultures which will at the same time underscore the regional riches and diversities of Islamic civilisation.
In the context of its research program on “Islamic Civilisation in the Balkans” IRCICA gave importance to instituting a congress on a periodical basis in order to maintain a constant forum of scholarship and cooperation. The earlier three congresses in the series were held in Sofia, Bulgaria (2000), Tirana, Albania (2003) and Bucharest, Romania (2006) respectively. The fourth congress will revive and enlarge the forum and contribute to further expand the prospects of studies in this area. The languages of the congress are English, Turkish, Macedonian and Albanian. Accommodation for the participants, outside of Macedonia, will be provided by IRCICA.
The papers will be published in a book with the aim of disseminating the new researches to be generated by the congress to interested circles worldwide.
Submission of abstracts: 1 May 2010
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 1 July 2010
Submission of full paper: 15 September 2010
Abstracts of proposed papers (around 200 words) and CV should be addressed to:
Halit Eren, (Dr.), Director General, IRCICA
Georgi Stardelov, (Prof. Dr.), President, MANU
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)