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History of Islamic Science and Technology

(For Teenegers)

Course date: October 13 – December 15, 2023

History of Islamic Science and Technology

(For Teenegers)

Course date: October 13 – December 15, 2023

Objectives of the Course

Raising awareness among diaspora teenagers living away from Muslim-majority regions about Islamic technology and science.

Idealizing the lives of Muslim scholars through their exemplary lives, in order to inspire young individuals searching for a hero in the void of the modern world.

Illustrating the contributions of Muslim scholars with concrete examples at today's scientific advancements.

Delving into the historical and cultural contexts in which Islamic science and technology flourished, fostering a deeper understanding of the factors that contributed to their development.

Course Description

Science and Technology flourished during the Islamic Golden Age from around 780 CE to 1248 CE. During this time, scholars made great advances in the areas of mathematics, physics, geography, and medicine.

In this course, we will talk about the eminent scholars in the Muslim lands and their inventions about the science and technology. As a leading civilization, Muslim scholars helped to shape the scientific revolution of the Renaissance.

It will be a weekly course with the power point presentations, academic films, lectures, images and any other multimedia materials. Every course will be open for debate and discussions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Improving the knowledge about the eminent muslim scholars

Building awareness about the scientific contributions of muslims

Gaining a general knowledge about the scientific and related academic institutions

October 13 – December 15, 2023

Every Friday
7 PM - 9 PM (EST)

Tuition Fee

Belirtilen saatler EST (New York) zaman dilimine göredir. Yaşadığınız ülkenin saat dilimi ile New York saat dilimi arasındaki farkı bulmak için burayı tıklayabilir, ayrıca listeye kendi bulunduğunuz şehri de ekleyebilirsiniz.

Weekly Schedule

Week-1: Introduction: The Pre-Islamic Civilizations: The Greeks, The Indians, The Egyptians, The Romans, etc.

Week-2: The Beginning Period: starting scientific and educational activities, madrasas etc.

Week-3: Astronomy and the foundation of observatories

Week-4: The establishment of the Islamic Medicine and the Hospitals

Week-5: Chemistry and famous scholars

Week-6: Agriculture, Market and farming

Week-7: Technology and Muslim Engineers

Week-8: Geographical studies and Muslim geographers

Week-9: The eminent Muslim scholars

Week-10: Review of the scientific activities of the Muslim Scholars in the general

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Kurs ücreti 80 dolardır. Kredi kartı, PayPal ve bulunduğunuz ülkeye göre banka kartıyla ödeme yapabilirsiniz.

History of Islamic Science and Technology


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About the Instructor

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.
Dr. Salim Ayduz

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