The Department of History at the College of Education for Girls held its virtual seminar tagged (The effect of epidemics and diseases on Arab societies in the Ottoman era “Iraq and Egypt as a model”).
The symposium, which was held on the implementation of the FCC, dealt with several axes, including epidemics and diseases in Egypt during the rule of Muhammad Ali Pasha, and this axis was known by Prof. Dr. Ashraf Moones, Director of the Middle East Research and Future Studies Center and Head of History Department at the Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University / Arab Republic of Egypt and included an explanation The most important epidemics and diseases that Egypt witnessed during the reign of the Egyptian governor, Muhammad Ali Pasha, and the reasons that combined to spread these epidemics and diseases.
And the impact of epidemics and diseases on Iraqi society during the Ottoman era and was presented by Prof. Dr. Elham Mahmoud Kadhim, a teacher in the Department of History at the College of Education for Girls / University of Kufa, and I showed the impact of these epidemics and diseases on Iraqi society and at all levels trying to find a historical link between those epidemics with what we are currently witnessing the spread of the Corona pandemic (Kovid 19).
The third axis is to shed light on the subject of pandemics of the state of Baghdad during the Ottoman era. This axis was presented by Prof. Dr. Abdul Azim Abbas Nassar, a retired professor specializing in Ottoman history, during which he presented an explanation of the most important diseases and epidemics that swept the state of Baghdad during the Ottoman era, indicating its nature, the reasons for its spread and the most important of these epidemics.
While he presented to the three axes Prof. Dr. Ahmed Bahaa Abdul Razzaq, Head of the Department of History during his administration of the symposium, highlighting the importance of the symposium and its treatment of an important topic that has a close connection with the present time, but with a historical vision.
The lecturers listened to the interventions and questions of the attendees and answered them.
It was supervised by the Dean of the College of Education for Girls, Assistant Professor Dr. Alaa Naji Al-Mawla, and it was attended by the Associate Dean for Administrative and Scientific Affairs, heads of departments and a number of university professors and specialists from Iraq and various countries of the world where the number of participants reached 737 participants ..