The 4th International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences Scientific Legacy and its Contemporary Impacts
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah, and the President of the University of Sharjah, and Founder of Sharjah International Foundation for the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences (SIFHAMS), the 4th International Conference on the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences will be held under the theme “Scientific Legacy and its Contemporary Impacts”. Participants and guests will include scholars from all over the world, as well universities presidents, chancellors, directors of research institutes, libraries and museums. As a result of such contributions, networking and exchange of expertise, memorandums of understanding are expected to be signed with SIFHAMS, which will enhance the development of its programs through exploring international leading initiatives to serve the Arab and Muslim scientific heritage.
Themes of the Conference include the following
1. Features and Insights into the Arabic and Islamic Civilization during its Golden Era.
Identifying the creative environmental specifications in the flourishing eras of Arab and Islamic civilization
Identifying the creative and innovative specifications of the early Arab and Muslim scholars
Identifying creative means and innovations during the flourishing eras of Arab and Islamic civilization
Available opportunities for Arab and Muslim scholars and the challenges they face between the past and today
2. Modern technologies and their impact on analyzing, understanding, and studying the Arab and Islamic heritage.
Reviving the Arab and Islamic scientific heritage using modern technological tools
The technique of Islamic architecture and its decorative arts, between yesterday and today
3. The impact of the Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage on the Cultures of Contemporary Societies
Stimulating and promoting the translation movement for old publications of early Muslim scholars into multiple languages
Stimulating the translation movement for present-day publications and literature related to the Arab and Islamic scientific heritage
Reviving and codifying Islamic architecture and its impact on contemporary architecture
Emphasizing the role of Islamic heritage in stimulating tourism and cultural exchange
4. Presenting Pioneering Experiences in Diagnosing Challenges and Opportunities for Reviving and Preserving the Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage
Promoting and establishing communication opportunities and facilitating agreements between academic and research institutions and schools, universities as well as local, regional and international scientific research centres with the goal of urging the latter to pay attention to the history of science for Arabs and Muslims and their heritage and to include it in their curricula.
Establishing a museum for the Arabic and Islamic scientific heritage – opportunities and challenges
5. Science of Fine Arts from an Islamic Perspective
Contemporary representation in Islamic designs
Applications of Islamic geometric patterns for the fourth industrial revolution
Inspiration for sustainable design
6. The Islamic Architectural and Artistic Heritage in the Contemporary World
Islamic cities and neighbourhoods: between the past and the present
The role of the endowment in shaping the Islamic built environments
The role of the endowment in protecting the built environments and their contemporary importance
Islamic architecture as an inspiration for contemporary architecture
Islamic arts as a source of inspiration for contemporary arts
Contemporary issues in preserving the Islamic architectural and artistic heritage
7. The Emergence and Development of Medical and Health Sciences among Arabs and Muslims
Artificial intelligence in medicine and health sciences.
The impact of the achievements of Arab and Muslim scholars on the progress of human civilization.
Promoting collaborative research by identifying multiple and specialized research.
Robotics and their uses in medicine.
8. Applied Sciences
New fields in natural sciences, theoretical and applied mathematics.
ِِArtificial intelligence in astronomy and physics.
Renewable energies in future energy.
Modern uses of nanotechnology and its practical applications to solve intractable problems.