International Congress on Civilizations

17th to 19th January 2014
Istanbul, Turkey

The historical role of Istanbul as one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the world which has served as the capital of multiple civilizations makes it a unique gathering place. For this reason as well as the responsibility implicated in its very name, Istanbul Medeniyet University has taken up the duty of periodically organizing The International Congresses on Civilization.

The first of this series of Congresses will be held between January 17- 19, 2014, in Istanbul. The focus of the first congress is to evaluate the notion of “civilization” from different angles, taking the historical and evaluative perspectives formed in different cultural settings into consideration. This focus will provide a guideline for mankind to identify, diagnose and resolve the civilization-centered crises taking place today. Having acquired a great deal of experience throughout history, in this respect Istanbul plays an advantageous pioneering role.

This first scientific Congress on Civilization will combine novel approaches and ideas with the unique historical heritage and natural beauties of Istanbul, offering a great deal of knowledge and an exciting and unforgettable scientific event.
On behalf of the organizing and advisory committees of the Congress, I invite all interested scholars, academics and researchers to take part in the International Congress on Civilization in Istanbul, to share the wisdom and experience as well as the enthusiasm of contributing to the enhancement of knowledge towards the betterment of humanity.

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