International Symposium – Noah and Judi Mountain, 27-29 September 2013, Şirnak University, Şirnak, Turkey

| March 8, 2013
International Symposium - Noah and Judi Mountain, 27-29 September 2013, Şirnak University, Şirnak, Turkey

International “Noah and Judi Mountain” Symposium

In the history of mankind and the prophets, the flood and the prophet Noah are one of the main turning points. In the Torah and the Qur’an, there are many details about the flood. Beside the Divine Revelations, many nations’ historical records and mythologies do mention the flood as well. Though Divine revelations and the historical records are in agreement about the occurrence of the flood, they cannot however agree on if the flood was a local catastrophe or a global phenomenon impacting all over the world rather than limited area. There exists another disagreement on the issue of final landing point of the infamous ark of Noah. In the Qur’an, it is mentioned that the ark of Noah rested on the Judi Mountain.

In the interpretation of the Torah, however, the ark’s resting place was given in Mesopotamia region. Although the name of Ararat is not specifically mentioned in the previous revelations, there are many interpretations regarding Ararat/Agri Mountain as the final resting place for the Noah’s ark. As the discussions still continue about the exact location of the ark and the general area where the flood actually occurred, the matter requires a proper scientific investigation and through research.

In order to provide scientists a platform to put forward their views, thoughts and findings in this issue, the University of Sirnak organizes the International Symposium on Noah’s ark and Judi Mountain.

Main Topics

1- Noah, the Flood, the Ark and Judi Mountain in the Divine Revelations.
2- Noah, the Flood, the Ark and Judi Mountain in basic Islamic sources.
3- Noah, the Flood, the Ark and Judi Mountain in various cultures and belief systems.
4- Noah, the Flood, the Ark and Judi Mountain in the literature.
5- The Flood’s timeline, duration and its impact area.
6- Impact of the Flood on earth history.
7- The people and the animals in the Ark of Noah.
8- The final resting place of the Ark.
9- The aftermath of the Flood.
10- The Flood in mythology.
11- Archeological findings.

GENERAL INFORMATION

-The proposals should be for academic, original and non-published papers.
-The languages of this symposium are Turkish, English and Arabic.
-The proposal should be about 500 words long and must include the goal of research and significant results.
-There will be 15 minutes available for presenting the paper.
-Proposals sent after the deadline will not be evaluated.
-Travel and full-board accommodation will be provided by the Organizing Committee.

SYMPOSIUM DATES

Deadline for Proposal:  30 April 2013
Declaration of Conclusions:  15 May 201
Final Manuscript Due: 15 August 2013
Symposium Date: 27-29 September 2013

Contact

Institute of Social Sciences, Şirnak University, Şirnak, Turkey
email: nuhvecudisempozyumu@hotmail.com
www.nuhvecudisempozyumu.com

Phone:  (+90) 486 216 70 05
Fax:      (+90) 486 216 70 06