Modernizers. Changing Science and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (1870s-1930s)

June 24-25, 2015

The Laboratoire SPHERE, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot is pleased to announce an international workshop on 24-25 June 2015 with the title MODERNIZERS. CHANGING SCIENCE AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (1870s-1930s). This event is funded by the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships Programme, European Union (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF Grant agreement nº 329548).

Assistance is open to everyone interested.

Programme, date and place of the workshop

For more information, please visit https://networks.h-net.org/node/9782/discussions/70594/conference-modernizers-changing-science-and-society-middle-east-and

Mercredi 24 & jeudi 25 juin 2015 
9:00–17:00, Salle Mondrian, 646A Batiment Condorcet Université Paris Diderot

10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet 75013 Paris

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 café

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
(Hakkâri University, 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 café

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.
 (titre à confirmer)

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 café

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

Posted: May 26, 2015