This is a past event.
On March 31, 2016, PhD. candidate Hüseyin Şen (University of Utrecht) who is renowned and awarded for his efforts in tracking down stolen manuscripts gave a lecture at the CPD, The Hague about the science in the Ottomans.
Şen’s lecture focused on the 16th century Turkish scholar Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma’ruf’s body of work; his contributions to science; his inventions and noted that even though handwritten manuscripts limited the circulation of the scientific research in the Ottoman Empire, it was still awe-inspiring how individual efforts of scholars made it possible to keep science alive.
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The Ottomans, although mostly known in the West for their military prowess, in fact, also had a very rich scientific tradition. Phd candidate Hüseyin Şen (University of Utrecht) will talk about the history of science in the Ottoman Empire.
Date & Time:
March 31, 2016; 19:00
Centre for Public Debate
2517 KS Den Haag
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