Professor Salim Ayduz is an independent scholar on History of Science, Technology and Civilisation in Islam.
In 1986, he attended Istanbul University History Department. In graduate work at the same university, in the History of Science Department, he specialized in the history of the Ottoman Science and Technology. He concentrated all his scholarly attention to the History of Science of the Ottoman period. He published many scholarly articles in his field and attended many national and international symposia with original papers. Since 1998, Professor Ayduz holds a PhD in “History of Ottoman Firearms and Cannon Founding Technology” awarded by Istanbul University.
Professor Ayduz held the positions of senior lecturer in Ottoman Studies at the Fatih University (Istanbul, 1999-2012) and the Medeniyet University (Istanbul, 2012-2014). He was a visiting scholar at both Indiana University (USA) and the University of Manchester (UK). Professor Ayduz has both either authored or co-authored books, and produced full paper publications, online articles, and more than 120 articles for learned encyclopaedias on the subject of History of Science and Technology. He is the co-editor of the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam (Ibrahim Kalin, Editor-in-Chief; Oxford University Press, New York, 2014). His work includes book reviews, translations and contributions to numbers of academic events, projects, TV and radio documentaries, exhibitions and high profile public events in Turkey and UK.