Conferences: 7th Congress of the International Society of the History of Islamic Medicine

7th Congress of the International Society of the History of Islamic Medicine.

October 24-28 2016.  Fez, Morocco,

It is with great pleasure that the faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez invites you to participate in the above conferences on the History of Medicine within Muslim Civilisation. This event is organised jointly by the University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, the International Society of the History of Islamic Medicine (http://www.ishim.net/) and the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK (FSTC)/                        ( http://www.muslimheritage.com/),(www.1001inventions.org)

It’s an occasion to evoke the bright aspects of the scientific and intellectual heritage of our civilization and shed light on some of its features in Fez city.

Fez, the majestic spiritual and political capital of Morocco in the Middle Ages, founded by Idris I in 789 AD, is a great city of outstanding Islamic culture. It has the best preserved old area in the Arab world: the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes Al-Bali, which is incidentally also the world’s largest car-free urban zone. In 1981, UNESCO listed Fes Al Bali as a world heritage site under the name of Medina of Fez. It is famous for being home to the world’s oldest university, the Qarawiyyin University. Fez has numerous madrassas (i.e. schools for Islamic studies), museums, handcraft shops, the oldest extant water clock, and many other outstanding monuments.

We are working towards making this congress a highly creative and valuable contribution to the history of medical science.  It is crucial that the Fez congress be not just an opportunity for presenting interesting papers, but also an important occasion to develop new projects, connect with old colleagues and meet new scholars.

The 2016 congress promises to be an amazing experience, both scientific-wise and research-wise. It will also be a great opportunity to step into the charm, history and culture of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

You are warmly welcomed in advance, and we are looking forward to seeing you many in Fez on October 24-28, 2016.

The congress site link is: http://ww2.fmp-usmba.ac.ma/sihm/

Conferences: European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences

The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences (EAMHMS) has issued a call for papers for its Congress in Groningen, the Netherlands, at the end of September (Sept 28-1 Oct). Past EAMHMS Congresses, held every other year, have been fantastic and this one promises to be so as well. The theme for 2016 is “Out of the Showcase” and the EAMHMS invites submissions that “focus on the use of medical history objects and collections beyond the polished realm of museum galleries and displays, and …delve into the new and creative ways of teaching and performing research within our material medical cultures, and the roles, functions and contributions of specific actors: students, medical experts and laypeople.” For more information on the Congress, visit the EAMHMS website.  Registration will commence in April via the EAMHMS website.