July 03-09-2017


3-9 July 2017


30 Participants


9 Workshops


4th International ILEM Summer School which was held in Istanbul between 3-9 July, with the theme of “Revival of Knowledge in the Muslim World: Methodological Approaches” brought together more than 40 academics from 11 different countries.

International ILEM Summer School program hosted many academicians from various regions of the Muslim geography, scholars shared ideas about the reproduction of knowledge in Islam from different disciplines and perspectives.

The program organized by the Scientific Studies Association (ILEM), Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) and supported by Turkish Airlines, Mavera Education and Health Foundation and Istanbul Medeniyet University.

The first lesson of the summer school started with Prof. Dr. İhsan Fazlıoğlu under the headline of “Principle, Image, and System: An Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Philosophy- Science Schools in Islamic Civilization (Temeddün)”. The program continued with the lectures of key figures such as Wael B. Hallaq and Muhammad Akram Khan.

During the summer school, where academicians at the graduate level participated, 9 different workshops were also held and the participants shared their works with each other.

Throughout the 4th IISS social activities took place too and participants were able to pay close attention to the cultural heritage of Istanbul during the Historical Peninsula and Bosphorus tours. The program ended with the closing and certificate ceremony on 9 July, Sunday. Some of the proceedings that were presented in the Summer School are expected to be chosen and be published in the coming months, thus gaining a permanent value.


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4. IISS Lecturers / meet with lecturers

Istanbul Medeniyet University - Philosophy Department. He focuses on the

Mr. Muhammad Akram Khan,published 20 books, on

Professor at Columbia University at the Department of Middle

Event FAQS / find your answers

No. Only graduate students can participate in the Summer School.
Travel fees of some selected participants and accommodation of all participants will be covered by the organizational committee.
Any International MA or Ph.D. students with qualified academic work are expected to apply for the 4th International Summer School.  Applicants must provide us an expanded abstract, not less than 800 words or up to maximum 1000 words and the deadline to submit abstracts is June 10th, 2017.
Applications should be done through ‘Apply’ button on the website. (
All participants should present a paper on a specific topic related to main theme of the Summer School.
All participants have to choose one of the workshops and present a paper within the workshop.
Declaration of accepted applicants will be on June 17, 2017.
All participants have to attend the lectures.
Visits to some historical and cultural places, some libraries and research centers will be performed within the Summer School.


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