Call for the Fifth International Congress on “Islamic Civilization in the Balkans” in Sarajevo

January 25, 2015 1:30 PM

islamThe Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  are jointly organizing the fifth international congress on the theme “Islamic Civilization in the Balkans” to be held in Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on 21-23 May 2015.

The congress aims to maintain and further enhance the scholarly exchanges that were established among specialists and researchers of the field during the previous congresses which were held respectively in Sofia (2000) , Tirana (2003), Bucharest (2006)  and Skopje (2010).

The congress will cover the history of Islamic civilization in the Balkans under its diverse aspects: developments in the fields of science, philosophy, technology, arts, language, literature and other areas of intellectual activity; interactions with other cultures within and around the region; the legacy of Islamic civilization, in terms of both material culture (architectural heritage, written heritage and other tangible assets) and intangible and spiritual culture (oral, ritual and other intangible aspects of culture).

The congress is expected to throw light on the role and place of Islamic civilization in the region and its past and prospective contributions to cultural interactions among the peoples of the region. At the same time, it will be an occasion to appraise the state of research and the problems and prospects of studies on the theme of” Islamic civilization in the Balkans”. The languages of symposium are the English, Turkish and Bosnian.

Abstract of the proposed paper (around 200 words) and CV should be sent by 15 March 2015 to IRCICA or the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the folowing addresses:

IRCICA, Yıldız Sarayı, Barbaros Bulvarı, 80700, Beşiktaş, İstanbul / Turkey


fax: 90 212 258 43 65

Telephone: 90 212 259 17 42

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



(Source: ircica)


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