The 2019 Year of Professor Fuat Sezgin Conference and Award Ceremony

The 2019 Year of Professor Fuat Sezgin Conference and Award Ceremony

 

The 2019  Year of Professor Fuat Sezgin Conference and subsequent award ceremony took place at our university on Tuesday December 17th.

Our program began with an introductory film about Professor Fuat Sezgin, followed by a ney recital.

The opening speeches of the conference were made by Mr Tamer Kıran, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Piri Reis University, Professor Oral Erdoğan, Rector of Piri Reis University, Mr Mecit Çetinkaya, member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Professor Fuat Sezgin Historic Studies of Islamic Disciplines Association, and Mr Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan, member of the Board of Directors of the Professor Fuat Sezgin Historic Studies of Islamic Disciplines Association.

Professor Ersan Aslan, Rector of Kırıkkale University and co-ordinating director of the 2019 Year of Professor Fuat Sezgin organized a conference titled “Fuat Sezgin and the Scientific Heritage of Islam”. He shared many details in his presentation, during which he drew attention to some important historical and scientific technologies of Islam invented over the course of history.

In addition to these speakers, Mr Ali Akça, district governor of Tuzla, Tuzla Mayor Şadi Yazıcı, Mr Metin Kalkavan, former chairman of the board of trustees of Piri Reis University and member of the board of directors of the university, representatives from the Maritime Chamber of Commerce, competitors who took part in a scientific article competition arranged by the Centre for Maritime History Studies of Piri Reis University, and their families and local High School principals were all present at the conference.

All the speakers received mementos of Piri Reis University. Professor Ersan Aslan in return gifted our university with a set of five books by Professor Fuat Sezgin titled “Science and Technology in Islam”.

In the second part of the conference program, within the scope of activities for the 2019 Year of Professor Fuat Sezgin, the highest ranking competitors of the scientific article competition arranged by the Center for Studies of Maritime History of Piri Reis University, and the paintings and model ships competitions held among local high school students were invited onto the stage and presented with awards.

Besides photos of the ‘Piri Reis Family’, many photos of the other attendees were also taken.

The conference came to an end after the guests took a stroll around the exhibition in the foyer area, viewing the paintings and ship models that had been entered in the competitions.

28 Ocak 2020 Salı
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