The Sixth International Bolgar Forum was held in Bolgar, Spassky District and in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, on 14-15 August 2014. In this sixth round the Forum was scheduled concomitantly with the Kazan 2014 Turkish World Cultural Capital program and given the theme “Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Turkic World”. Bolgar is a historical and archeological complex representing cultural and faith diversity.
IRCICA & Al-Turath Islamic Urban Heritage Program, 2014 Spring School held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The 2014 Spring School held within the framework of IRCICA & Al-Turath Islamic Urban Heritage Program focused on the historical sites of Ushaiger, Al-Ghat and Diriyah located in the central part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The program had two main sections: lectures on preservation of historical heritage and field works relating to the case studies.
A symposium on “Ottoman Architectural Heritage in Bilad al-Sham” was organized by IRCICA and the World Islamic Sciences and Education University in Amman, on 3-5 March 2014. Around 30 specialists from Denmark, Egypt, France, Italy, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and Yemen contributed papers and case studies to a review of the history of formation of the largely diverse cultural and architectural heritage of Bilad al-Sham region.
IRCICA Director General Dr. Halit Eren visited the capital Dushanbe at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, from 4-7 May 2014. Dr. Eren gave two lectures at the Diplomacy Institute newly established at the Ministry. The first lecture highlighted the role that IRCICA, an international organization representing the Muslim world in cultural platforms, plays in global community.
During the period of Gambian President H.E. Yahya Jammeh’s state visit to Turkey (10-12 February 2014), the governmental delegation that was accompanying H.E. the President paid a visit to IRCICA.
Ambassador Tharit Charungvat, Ambassador of Thailand in Ankara, visited IRCICA on 28 January 2014. The meeting in Director General Dr. Halit Eren’s office focused mainly on the subject of dialogue and cultural understanding between peoples of the world and the Centre’s activities aiming to contribute in that direction.
On 6 March 2014 IRCICA received Dr. Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, Secretary General of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation. During the visit to IRCICA headquarters, Dr. Mousavi and IRCICA Director General Dr. Halit Eren had the opportunity to exchange views and explore potential areas of future cooperation between the two organisations.
Dr. Halit Eren, Director General of IRCICA, paid a courtesy visit to Prof. Dr. Emrullah İşler, the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, on 3 January 2014. Dr. Halit Eren congratulated Prof. İşler on his appointment.
On 16 April, Dr. Halit Eren received Dr. Hayel Abdulhafez Dawud, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Jordan, and the accompanying delegation.
On the Occasion of celebrating Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture for the Year 2014, Department of Culture and Information of the Government of Sharjah and the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Istanbul jointly organized Sharjah Heritage Days: Islamic Heritage as One Tent which include Folklore Music, Arts of Cooking and Handicrafts from different places of the Muslim World, Sharjah, 6-25 April, 2014
The Consul General of Iraq in Istanbul, Mr. Hassan Sawadi Abu Tabikh, visited the Director General of IRCICA on 9 January 2014.
The Grand Mufti of Russia Sheikh-ul-Islam Talgat Tajuddin visited IRCICA on 19 February 2014.
On 10 March 2014, Prof. Abdul Adhim Abbas Nassar from Qufa University, Iraq, visited IRCICA.
Exhibition and album of historical photographs on the 600th year of relations between Turkey and Poland14.05.2014
An exhibition titled “Relations between Turkey and Poland in Historical Photographs” was organized by IRCICA in the Polish capital Warsaw, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and with the collaboration of the Warsaw branch of Yunus Emre Institute. The exhibition at the Asia-Pacific Museum and the accompanying album featured 60 historical photographs selected from IRCICA’s archives in commemoration of the 600th year of relations between Turkey and Poland.
IRCICA Director General Dr. Halit Eren visited the capital Dushanbe at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, from 4-7 May 2014. Dr. Eren gave two lectures at the Diplomacy Institute newly established at the Ministry. The first lecture highlighted the role that IRCICA, an international organization representing the Muslim world in cultural platforms, plays in global community. The second lecture focused on the preservation of cultural heritage and the role of international organizations, in particular IRCICA, in this area.
An International Symposium on the theme “Science and Technology in Islamic Civilization" will be organized jointly by Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA, Istanbul, Turkey) and Khazar University (Baku, Azerbaijan). The symposium will be held in Baku on 19-22 February 2015.
Haremeyn. Makka al-Mukarrama and al-Madina al-Munawwara in photographs from the Ottoman period selected from the albums of Sultan Abdulhamid II and the collection of Fahreddin Pasha (Türkkan)10.02.2014
prepared by Halit Eren and Salih Sadawi, Foreword by Abdullah Gül, prologue by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Series of historical photograph albums 8, IRCICA; Istanbul, 592 p., 37x46 cm., illustrations, maps, plans (Turkish, English, Arabic)
The Kuwait Centre for Islamic Arts of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in the State of Kuwait and the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and culture based in Istanbul (IRCICA) jointly organized the First International Exhibition in Kuwait on Handmade Pray Carpets, on 29 December 2013-9 January 2014 with participation of 12 Master Innovators
On 26 December 2013 IRCICA received Mr. Ali Mohamed Al-Bashir Hamouda, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Libya. The Minister was visiting Turkey officially.
The first issue of Ircica Journal, an interdisciplinary refereed journal of scholarship published by IRCICA, has just been released. Ircica Journal will be published two times annually (Fall and Spring) and will include scholarly articles in English, French and Arabic.
بحوث الندوة الدولية حول المغارب والبحر الأبيض المتوسط الغربي في العصر العثماني Proceedings of the International Congress on The Maghreb and the Western Mediterranean in the Ottoman Era, Rabat, Morocco, 12-14 November 200923.06.2014
Editor: Halit Eren, Prepared for publication by Cengiz Tomar, Zeynep Durukal, Fayçal Benaissa (in Arabic, English, French and Turkish) Istanbul, 2013 ISBN 978-92-9063-263-4
Prepared for publication by Ibrahim Rabaia, Preface by Halit Eren, Istanbul, 2013 (in Arabic)
Edited by Halit Eren, Prepared for publication by Zeynep Durukal, Salih Sadawi, Güler Doğan Averbek, Istanbul 2012 ISBN 978-92-9063-244-3
بحوث المؤتمر الدولي حول الحضارة الإسلامية في البحر الأبيض المتوسط Proceedings of the International Congress on Islamic Civilization in the Mediterranean01.07.2014
Editor: Halit Eren, Prepared for publication by: Zeynep Durukal, Salih Sadawi, Cengiz Tomar Istanbul,2013 (in English, Arabic and Turkish) ISBN 978-92-9063-243-6
المؤسسات التعليمية في المشرق العربي العثماني: دراسة تاريخية احصائية في ضوء الوثائق العثمانية (Educational Establishments in the Ottoman Arab Mashriq: Historical statistical study based on Ottoman documents)09.01.2014
Fazıl Bayat, Preface: Halit Eren; IRCICA, Istanbul 2013, 868 pp., annexes (reproductions of Ottoman documents and historical photographs); general index
3 vols., Prepared by: Halit Eren, Onder Bayır, Mustafa Oğuz, Zekai Mete, Editor: Halit Eren, Ottoman Waqfs in the Balkans Series 1, IRCICA, Istanbul, 2012 (Turkish, English, Arabic)
From the beginning of its activities in 1980 until 2009, IRCICA publishedapproximately 120 editions of books in various languages resulting from its subject areas in Islamic history, art and culture.
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Director General ( Dr. Halit EREN )
Dr. Halit Eren has been appointed Director General of IRCICA as of 1st January 2005, by appointment of the Secretary General at the recommendation of the Governing Board of IRCICA after being nominated by the Government of the Republic of Turkey. ›› more
A large-scale gathering on the art of Islamic calligraphy will be organized by IRCICA on 12-17 September 2014. The event will aim to highlight the significance of this art in the Muslim world past and present, underline its role and place in intercultural relations, encourage its practice and preservation.
- Call for Papers
- Tenth International Gathering of Traditional Handicrafts, 2014, Istanbul
- Congress on The Coexistence of Faiths and Cultures, to be held in Thailand
- Congress on the History of Islamic Civilization Southeast Europe and the Balkans
- Congress on Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa
- Preparations for the “Banjul Int. Festival for Arts, Crafts and Creativity”
- Third congress on “Islamic Civilization in Central Asia”
- Workshop on Sheikh Musa Kamara and his work "Zuhur el-Basatin"
- Upcoming Events
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