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Islamic Civilization in the 21st Century – Global Perspectives
The Sharjah Museums Department and American University of Sharjah present the international symposium "Islamic Civilization in the 21st Century - Global Perspectives."
The symposium aims to highlight the innovative, visionary and creative contributions that outstanding individuals from the region and beyond are making to contemporary Islamic and global civilization today.
The proposed, bilingual international symposium will bring together high-profile and internationally recognized professionals and experts from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, united by their groundbreaking, visionary and thought-provoking work.
In particular, the symposium will focus on three areas:
1. Education, Research and Scholarship - Innovative Approaches, Ground-Breaking Initiatives: This session will bring together personalities involved in innovative projects aimed at the digital preservation of Islamic manuscripts and material culture as globally accessible tools for education and research.
2. The Sciences - Tackling the Challenges of our World: In this session, scientists and environmental activists will talk about their research and involvement in pioneering projects ranging from scientific space research to genetics, climate change and water security.
3. Arts, Culture and Communication - Treasured Legacies and New Departures: This session is dedicated to the wide and diverse contributions in the contemporary arts and new media, including conceptual art aimed at visualizing oral history and heritage, Arabic typography as well as contemporary animation and music with an Islamic theme.
For more information, please contact [email protected].