The seminar was based on a recent book by Prof. Reisman titled Arts in Turkey: How ancient became contemporary.
The visual arts are an important part of Turkey's economy and affect many current public policy debates within Turkey and beyond its borders. Turkey is unique in how her fine arts and especially her sculpture emerged from four centuries of relative dormancy which began soon after Islam became the religion of the empire.
Date: 2 November 2009
Who is Prof. Arnold Reisman?
Mr. Reisman received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in engineering from UCLA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California, Wisconsin, and Ohio, and has published over 200 papers in refereed professional journals, along with 14 books. After 27 years as Professor of Operations Research at Case Western Reserve University, Reisman chose early retirement in 1994. During 1999-2003, he was an invited Visiting Scholar in Turkey at both Sabancı University, and Istanbul Technical University.
His current research interests are technology transfer, epistemology, meta-research, and most recently, the history of German-speaking exiled professors starting in 1933 and their impact on science in general and Turkish universities in particular. Reisman is also actively pursuing his lifelong interest in sculpting. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, American Men and Women of Science, and Two Thousand Notable Americans, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.