Dr. M. Fatih Çalışır Osmanlı Çevre Tarihi Hakkında bir Bildiri Sunacak


Tarih bölümü yarı zamanlı öğretim üyemiz M. Fatih Çalışır, Orient Institut Beirut tarafından organize edilen “Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire” çalıştayında “Where Intellectual and Environmental Histories Meet: Kashf al-ẓunūn and its Addenda as a Source for Ottoman Environmental History” başlıklı bildirisini sunacaktır. Dr. Çalışır, sunumunda Katip Çelebi’nin Keşfü’z-Zunûn adlı eserinin ve zeylinin Osmanlı çevre tarihi kaynağı olarak yararını tartışacaktır. Program dili İngilizcedir.

Çalıştay 10 Aralıkta yerel saatle 9:45’te (İstanbul saatiyle 10:45) açılış konuşmasıyla başlayacak ve toplamda 5 panelin yer alacağı çalıştay iki gün sürecektir. Daha fazla ayrıntı için programın web sitesini ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

M. Fatih Çalışır’ın sunacağı bildirinin İngilizce özeti:

Kâtib Çelebi or Hacı Halife (1609-1657) was a passionate bibliophile and a prolific Ottoman scholar who wrote, among many other works, Kashf al-ẓunūnʿan asāmi al-kutub wa al-funūn (“The Removal of Doubt from the Names of Books and the Sciences”), a bibliographical encyclopedia giving information on circa 14.500 Arabic, Persian, and Turkish texts under three hundred scientific branches. Covering the books written up to the mid-seventeenth century in the Islamic world, Kâtib Çelebi’s Kashf al-ẓunūn became a well-received reference study in Ottoman scholarly circles. The followers of Kâtib Çelebi, including Bağdatlı İsmail Pasha who completed his work in 1910, produced nine addenda (zeyls) for Kashf al-ẓunūn in the following centuries and thus created the most important single source to follow scholarly production in the Ottoman Empire from its early centuries up until its last years.

Kashf al-ẓunūn and its addenda include hundreds of books in more than twenty scientific fields that are in the interest of historians who are attempting to write environmental histories of the MENA region in general and the Ottoman Empire in particular. These fields include, but are not limited to, medicine, veterinary medicine, mineralogy, geology, geography, municipal management, mining, falconry, cookery, nature, animal husbandry, farming, raining, cadastral survey, seasons, seas and oceans, and botany. By offering a perspective from intellectual history, this paper aims to demonstrate the utility of Kashf al-ẓunūn and its addenda as a source for Ottoman environmental history.

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