AccueilModernizers: Changing science and society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s)

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Publié le mardi 16 juin 2015 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Re-constructing a local genealogy of the scientific modernization in North Africa and the Middle East is still a pending task. Research on modern Arab-Islamic scientists, physicians and engineers will help expand the collective memory of modernization in those countries by adding new, often badly-known or forgotten actors to its ranks. Biographies will also help illuminate the intrinsic connection existing between science and society, showing how science has always been a necessary element in plans for national independence, social change and democratic rule. This conference will focus on the biographies of some late 19th-early 20th century scientists from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria

Annonce

Argument

Re-constructing a local genealogy of the scientific modernization in North Africa and the Middle East is still a pending task. Research on modern Arab-Islamic scientists, physicians and engineers will help expand the collective memory of modernization in those countries by adding new, often badly-known or forgotten actors to its ranks. Biographies will also help illuminate the intrinsic connection existing between science and society, showing how science has always been a necessary element in plans for national independence, social change and democratic rule. This conference will focus on the biographies of some late 19th-early 20th century scientists from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

Programme

Mercredi 24

9:00 – 9:30 Francisco Javier Martínez, Pascal Crozet, Présentation.

  • 9:30 Feza Günergun, (Department of the History of Science, Istanbul University, Turkey), Reconciling novelty and tradition in science : Gazi Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839-1919),, Ottoman military officer, envoy and reformist.

10:30 Pause

  • 11:00 Pascal Crozet, (CNRS, SPHERE, UMR 7219, France), Entre Paris et Le Caire, la carrière d’un astronome égyptien, Ismail Mustafa (1826-1901).
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Méropi Anastassiadou, (INALCO, Paris, France), Des philanthropes nationalistes ? L’engagement des médecins au sein, du Syllogue Littéraire Grec de Constantinople au début du 20e siècle.
  • 15:00 Ebubekir Ceylan, (Yunus Emre Institute, Turkey), Jafar al-Askari : The Life of an Ottoman soldier and his role in Modern Iraqi Army.

16:00 Pause café

  • 16:30 Francisco Javier Martínez, (MC & SPHERE, UMR 7219, France), Black, rural, rebel, modern : assembling the many lives, of the Moroccan doctor Mahboub ben al-Mahmoud (1888 – circa 1970).
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Meltem Kocaman, (Department of the History of Science, Istanbul University, Turkey), Kamuran Sirri (d. 1936) : Biography of a Turkish electrical engineer in the age of modernization.

Jeudi 25

  • 9:30 Şeref Etker, (Independent Scholar, Istanbul, Turkey), Political chemistry across the Baghdadbahn : A personal history of Dr. Cevat Mazhar.

10:30 Pause

  • 11:00 Pierre Ageron, (Laboratoire de mathématiques Nicolas Oresme
 & IREM, Université de Caen, France), Science, reform and autonomy in Morocco :
, Mawlây Ahmad bin ‘Abdallâh al-Tanânî, known as al-Suwayrî (1811-1902).
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Yücel Yanıkdağ, (University of Richmond, USA), Dr. Mazhar Osman : Psychiatry, Social Pathology and Modernization, in the Late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey.
  • 15:00 Hossein Masoumi-Hamedani, (Science Department, Center for the Great Encyclopedia, Tehran, Iran), The Two Aspects of Scientific Modernization in Iran : Some Case Studies.
  • 16:00 Betty S. Anderson, (Boston University, USA), Science Education at the Syrian Protestant College.

17:00 Pause

17:30 Francisco Javier Martínez, Pascal Crozet, Closing remarks.

Organisation et financement

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships Programme, European Union (EuroMoroccanScience, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF Grant agreement nº 329548)

Comité scientifique

Adresse

Salle Mondrian, 646A (6e étage),
Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Condorcet,
10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet 75013 Paris
Accès par les transports en commun
Métro ligne 14 & RER C / Stop :
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. Métro ligne 6
Stop : Quai de la Gare Bus 64
Stop : Tolbiac-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand Bus 62 & 89
Stop : Bibliothèque Rue Mann Bus 325
Stop : Watt

Carte du campus avec les sorties des transports en commun : http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/Do...

Lieux

  • Salle Mondrian, 646A, 6e étage, Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Condorcet - 4, rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Dates

  • mercredi 24 juin 2015
  • jeudi 25 juin 2015

Mots-clés

  • modernisation, science, société, Afrique du Nord, Moyen Orient, XIXe siècle, XXe siècle

Contacts

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Nad Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Modernizers: Changing science and society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s) », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 16 juin 2015, http://calenda.org/331767