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- Call for papers - SÜLEYMAN DEMİREL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DIVINITY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON KINALIZADE FAMILY A Brief Introduction of the Symposium The Kınalızade family was an important contribution to Ottoman science and world literature by Isparta. The Kınalızade family originated in Isparta, Turkey, and flourished over a period of a couple of generations. They are considered as a family that made important contributions to Turkish-Islamic thought. Thanks to their contributions to science and literature, the names of family members were written down as Kınalızade Family members in the biographical compendia (tabakat) which include the names and information of important people such as poets and authors. The first distinguished member of this family in historical sources was Abdülkadir Hamidî, who was born and died in Isparta (d. 877/1472). He used to dye his beard with henna (kına in Turkish). Thus he and his family became know by the nickname Kınalı (the one who dyes [his beard] with henna). Abdülkadir Hamidî was said to have been one of the tutors of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror (Mehmed II). Starting from his time, the scientific and literal traditions of the family were continued, first by his son Miri Emrullah (d. 967/ 1560) then by his descendants, among them Kınalızade Ali (d. 979/ 1572), Abdurrahim Kirami (982/1574), Müslimi (d. 994/1586) and their sons Abdülvehhab, Hasan Çelebi (d. 1021/1604), Hüseyin Fevzi, Mehmet Fehmi, Mustafa Vasfi, Hasan Efendi, Abdülmuti Çelebi, Abdurrahman Abdi and Rıza Mustafa. The Kınalızade family is known for their contribution to science and learning, especially in poetry and literature. In addition to this, Kınalızade Ali Efendi who is introduced as the last philosopher of Ottomans by Kâtip Çelebi, wrote many treatises about philosophy, ethics, Hadith, Tafsir, Fiqh and thereby assured his reputation. As yet, studies on the Kınalızade family, its members and their studies have not been at desired level. As a university department in Isparta, the Faculty of Divinity is going to organize an international symposium on the Kınalızade family and their contributions to the world of science. It is expected by this organization that this event will draw attention not only to this important family and their contributions, but also to the scientific and cultural life and tradition that has existed in the city of Isparta for centuries. The Aim of the Symposium: The aim of this symposium is to discuss the place of the Kınalizade family in Turkish-Muslim thought, and their works and contributions. The following is a list on which possible topics or themes for discussion: 1. The context of the period during which Kınalızade lived a. Political situation b. Scientific and cultural circumstances 2. The life of Kınalızade, his family and life conditions 3. Academic personality of Kınalızade and his works. 4. Contributions of Kınalızade to Islamic studies (history, Fiqh, Hadith, Kalam, Sufism/Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Islamic education) 5. Contributions of Kınalızade to philosophy and ethics 6. The family of Kınalızade and of his generation 7. The place of Kınalızade and his family in Ottoman science 8. Their contributions to literature and poetry 9. Studies on the Kınalızade family, both in Islamic and non-Islamic countries Participants can write on any of the topics listed above; it is also possible to write on any topic which relates to the main issue. Presentation: Participants should send their abstracts including their personal CV's to the Organizing Committee. Paper should include a summary of not more than 500 words in Turkish, English or Arabic and written in 12 font size. The whole paper can be up to 4000 words long. An electronic copy should be received by 13 March 2012 via e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. The abstract should outline aims, content and conclusions. It should include the title, authors name, and affiliated institution, email, address and telephone number. Presentation time allowed for each participant will be 20 minutes. Presenters should inform the Committee about any devices needed for presentation such as computer, computer projection, DVD player etc. in advance of the presentation. The Deadline for application is 13 March 2012. Any application received after this date will not be accepted. All papers for presentation, summaries and full texts, are expected to be written according to the guidelines stated on the website of the Symposium. Accepted and presented articles will be published in a symposium proceedings volume. Requirements for Attendance: Participation to the symposium is free. Those whose papers are accepted by the organizing Committee for oral presentation at the Symposium will be covered for their accommodation and food. Also, all those who are either going to present a paper or are just planning come as members of the audience must fill an application form which will be available on a website that will be announced. Symposium Timetable Call for Abstracts: 10 January 2012 Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 13 March 2012 Announcement date of accepted papers: 16 March 2012 Date of Symposium: 31 May 1-2 June 2012. For secretarial and contact: R. Assistant: Mrs. Azize Uygun R. Assistant Mr. Yunus Emre Akbay R. Assistant Mrs. Yıldız Demir R. Assistant Sena Kaplan Lecturer Emine ERSÖZ Address for corresponding: Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, İlâhiyat Fakütesi, 32260 Isparta/ Turkey International Symposium on the Kinalizade Family 2012 Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Theology Isparta/ TURKEY Phone:+90 246 211 38 81 Fax: +90 246 237 10 58 Web page: www.ilahiyat.sdu.edu.tr e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ###