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    ICESCO invites researchers and specialists to submit research papers on Al-Farabi’s intellectual contributions

    11 July 2023

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) invites scholars, researchers, professors of universities, institutes, research centers and graduate students to participate in the First Session of the International Conference on Scholars of the Islamic World, held under the theme, “Al-Farabi’s Contributions throughout Human History,” to be organized by ICESCO in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, represented by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Rabat. The Organization calls for the submission of research papers on Al-Farabi’s intellectual contributions, which will be evaluated by a special jury to award monetary prizes to three winners, amounting to USD 5,000, USD 3,000, and USD 2,000, respectively.

    The participating research papers should discuss a topic that falls within one of the themes of the Conference, namely: Al-Farabi’s influence on human philosophy, Al-Farabi’s theories in the field of science philosophy and political philosophy, Al-Farabi’s music philosophy and aesthetics, and renewal in Al-Farabi studies today.

    Interested parties should submit their abstracts to culture@icesco.org or rabat@mfa.kz. The following criteria must be respected:
    • The abstract should not exceed 500 words;
    • Research papers should be written and submitted in one of ICESCO’s working languages (Arabic—English – French);
    • The deadline for submitting research abstracts is set for August 20, 2023;
    • The deadline for submitting full research is set for October 1, 2023.

    Following the evaluation of the abstracts, the shortlisted research papers will be announced on September 1, 2023. The winners will be announced during the Conference, “Al-Farabi’s Contributions Throughout Human History” (11-12 October 2023, ICESCO Headquarters), which will also feature the award ceremony. A collection of the winning research papers and academic presentations featured in the Conference will also be published.

    The Conference and Award aim to promote Al-Farabi’s contributions at the global level, highlight his role in bringing East and West together, and raise awareness of the role of the Islamic world in shaping the cultural character of the world throughout history.

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