2019 Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin History of Science Year

With his researches in the field of History of Islamic Science and Technology, and the libraries and museums he founded, Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin, one of the most prominent scientists of the world, challenged the stereotyped notions, saying: “Western civilization is the continuation of Islamic civilization. The West is a child of Islamic civilization, and the history of sciences must be rewritten.” Thanks to Fuat Sezgin's pioneering efforts, today the History of Islamic Sciences can be re-read with the value it deserves and has become a torch for the future. Studies about him and History of Islamic Sciences conducted on the occasion of 2019 Fuat Sezgin History of Science Year, continues to illuminate the path of more and more people.