Second lecture of the Hichem Djaït Chair: Histories and Cultures of Islam entitled “Qīmat al-wakt: Piety, Productivity and the Use of Time in Modern Islamic Discourse”
For the launch of the “Hichem Djaït Chair: Histories and Cultures of Islam” within the University of Tunis – inaugurated in March 2022 in homage to the great Tunisian Islamologist and historian – the University of Tunis in partnership with the Institute of Research on the Contemporary Maghreb (IRMC), the National Library of Tunisia and the MECAM, has decided to start a cycle of conferences dedicated to him. Within this framework, starting in November, a professor of international renown will be invited each month to give a lecture related to the thematic field of Hichem Djaït’s research.
Prof. Gudrun Krämer (Professor Emeritus at the Freie Universität Berlin, former Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies) will be invited on Friday, 16 December 2022 at 15:00 at the National Library of Tunis for the second lesson of the Hichem Djaït Chair: Histories and Cultures of Islam entitled “Qīmat al-wakt: Piety, Productivity and the Use of Time in Modern Islamic Discourse”.
Other internationally renowned scientists will be invited to Tunis in the following months – among them:
- Roberto Tottoli (Università degli Studi di Napoli l’Orientale/Italy)
- John Tolan (Professor of History Member of the Academia Europæa Member of the Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes Director of the ERC project “The European Qur’an (EuQu)”/France)
- François Déroche (Statutory Chair Professor at the Collège de France/Paris, France)
MECAM is supporting this series of events with funds from its partner institution, the Philipps-Universität Marburg.