After a remarkable international symposium held for the first time in Turkey, called Modern Era and Ibn Arabi, Turkish Women’s Cultural Association (TURKKAD), Istanbul Branch is now happy to organize another international symposium on Hadrat Shams-i Tabrizi.
The international Shams Symposium: Enlightened by the Sun will be held in Istanbul on 11-13 December and in Konya on 14-16 December, 2009. Scholars from Turkey, Pakistan, USA, Iran and Japan will give presentations during the symposium. The language of the sessions will be in both Turkish and English.
The main purpose of this symposium is to inform greater audience about the real meaning of Shams-i Tabrizi, who is best known as Rumi’s teacher. Humanity benefits a great deal from his unifying attribute and we all believe in the great benefit of getting to know more about him and trying to perceive him.
December 11th Friday Opening IETT Baglarbasi Cultural Center, Istanbul
December 12th Saturday Sessions Sütlüce Convention Center, Istanbul Sadabad Hall
December 13th Sunday Sessions Sütlüce Convention Center, Istanbul Sadabad Hall December 14th Monday Konya Tour
December 15th Tuesday Sessions Mevlana Cultural Center, Konya Sultan Veled Hall
December 16th Wednesday Closing Mevlana Cultural Center, Konya Sultan Veled Hall
December 17th Thursday Prayer Hazrat Mevlana’s Tomb
Important Note: There is no registration fee and the participants are kindly requested to arrange their own transport and accommodations
Adnan Karaismailo?lu - Turkey, K?r?kkale
Camille Helminski – USA, California
Carl Ernst – USA, North Carolina
Cemâlnur Sargut – Turkey, Istanbul
Esin Çelebi – Turkey, Konya
Ghulam Moeen Uddin Nizam – Pakistan, Islamabad
Hülya Küçük – Turkey, Istanbul
Mahmut Erol K?l?ç – Turkey, Istanbul
Mustafa Çakmakl?o?lu – Turkey, Kayseri
Naci Bak?rc? – Turkey, Konya
Nur Art?ran – Turkey, ?stanbul
Nuri ?im?ekler – Turkey, Konya
Omid Safi – USA, North Carolina
Osman Nuri Küçük - Turkey, Kayseri
Parvaneh Saberi - Iran, Tehran
Raza Ullah Shah Arif Naushahi – Pakistan, Lahore
Selahattin Çelebi - Turkey, Konya
Semih Ceyhan - Turkey, Istanbul
Takeshita Masataka – Japan, Tokyo
Tofigh Hashempour Sobhani - Iran, Tehran
Tu?rul ?nançer - Turkey, Konya
The Shams Symposium’s I S T A N B U L program is co-sponsored by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Nefes Publications; with Turkish Airlines as the official transportation sponsor.
The K O N Y A program is co-sponsored by the TURKKAD Istanbul and the Konya Municipality.