Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

New Deadline: September 10, 2016

Submit your abstract to
International Tashkubrīzādah Symposium, 
November 18-20, 2016.

Abstract Submission            September 10, 2016

International Tashkubrīzādah Symposium, which will be organized in November 18-20, 2016 by Scientific Studies Association (ILEM), Istanbul Medeniyet Univeristy and the Foundation for Science, the Arts, History and Literature (ISTEV), aims to introduce a sixteenth century scholar, Abū al-Khayr ʿIsām al-dīn Aḥmad Tashkubrīzādah, one of the most important figures in Ottoman intellectual tradition, to local and international scientific milieus, as well as to discuss his contribution to Islamic philosophy-science tradition.

Although Tashkubrīzādah is the author of nearly two hundred works from a variety of topics including philosophy, politics, kalām, mathematics, astronomy, fiqh, linguistics, Sufism, tafsīr, the classification of sciences, and history, with a few exceptions, they are yet to be edited, thereby unknown in the scholarly milieu. For almost three years, some of Tashkubrīzādah’s ouevre have been edited and translated into Turkish by more than twenty scholars. This symposium, which will be a fruit of this three-year-preparation, aims to unfold Tashkubrīzādah’s world of thought on the basis of his works prepared for publication, as well as to shed light on Ottoman world of thought in the sixteenth century with reference to him. The publication of Tashkubrīzādah’s almost thirthy works before the symposium, as well as with the outcomes of the symposium will make a substantial contribution to studies on Islamic philosophy after Ibn Sīnā, and on Ottoman thought.

The organizing commitee invites scholars to participate in the symposium with their papers, thereby to contribute to studies on Tashkubrīzādah.

submissions are sought on any topic related to the main subject of the symposium including, but not limited to:

  • Tashkubrīzādah’s World: Ottoman Intellectual Life in the Sixteenth Century and Its Sources
  • Tashkubrīzādah’s Geography: Intersecting Intellectual Paths of Transoxania, Khorasan, and the Lands of Rūm
  • Tashkubrīzādah’s Universe: Cosmology, Causality and the God-World Relationship
  • Mind, Knowledge and Existence: Tashkubrīzādah’s Understanding of the Existence in the Mind
  • Language and Meaning: Sciences and Philosophy of Language in Tashkubrīzādah.
  • Tashkubrīzādah and the Tradition of Kalām
  • Writing History of Sciences: Miftāḥ al-sa‘āda and Historiography of Sciences
  • Tradition of the Classification of Sciences and Tashkubrīzādah
  • Tradition of the Linguistic Sciences and Tashkubrīzādah
  • Practical Sciences and Ethics in Tashkubrīzādah
  • Tradition of Writing Islamic Bio-bibliography and Tashkubrīzādah

Abstracts on these topics or similar ones could be submitted by using online application form at until August 31, 2016. The abstracts should be between 250-400 words. All submissions will be blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to main theme, originality, significance, and clarity.


Important Dates
Abstract Submission:            September 10, 2016
Full Paper Submission:         October 31, 2016
Announcement of the Final program:    November 10, 2016
Conference Dates:                 November 18-20, 2016.Contact: