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Special Session Announcement
 
“Science and Innovation during Muslim Civilization and how to present them in Schools and Public Domain"
Session Code: SS3
Dec 10th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 
The organizing committee is pleased to announce for this open session, which is jointly organized with the Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilization (FSTC). This selected topic is becoming increasingly important in view of the global public demand to know more about the role of previous cultures in building the present modern civilization. Although this is hugely important to the noble aims (of using the past to build a better future, enhance social cohesion and inter-cultural dialogue), it can be hampered by the manner in which such history is presented to the public and in particular the young generation. Recent experience shows that for these noble aims to be achieved there are essential requirements. These include:
 
  1. Accuracy of historical findings through high quality unbiased scholarship that is aware of modern attitudes to historical events, their interpretation and connectivity.
  2. Involvement of public engagement communities such as:
  • Educationalists experienced in modern methods and techniques, and communication
  • Museum curators who are experienced in communicating historical events and artifacts through modern museology.
  • Science public explainers and TV presenters.
  • Film and media producers 
  • Sociologists and inter- cultural organizations

 

The special session provides an opportunity to all concerned scientists in the field to discuss these issues within a professional academic atmosphere.
 
Due to the short notice, this session will not require full papers for submission. An abstract will suffice to allow inclusion of presentations for discussion.
 
Please arrange to send your abstract to the session leader Dr. Hussein M Elmehdi, with the session code SS3, at: ichs14@sharjah.ac.ae. The deadline for receiving abstracts is Nov. 15, 2014. An acceptance notification will be sent no later than Nov. 20, 2014.
 
Should you wish financial assistance for travel please contact Kath Cassidy of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilization (FSTC) at:  Kath@fstc.org.uk 
 
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