Third lesson of the Hichem Djaït Chair: Histories and Cultures of Islam entitled “The Question of Orientalism and Islamic World Studies: The Contribution of Hichem Djaït”
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. Dr. Roberto Tottoli (Professor of Islamology: Rector of the Università degli Studi di Napoli l’Orientale/Italy) will be invited on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 3:30 pm at the National Library of Tunis for the third lesson at the National Library of Tunis for the second lesson of the Hichem Djaït Chair: Histories and Cultures of Islam entitled “The Question of Orientalism and Islamic World Studies: The Contribution of Hichem Djaït”.
Other internationally renowned scientists will be invited to Tunis in the following months – among them:
– 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.