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Teatime Talk: Hasan's Letters - a glimpse into the life of pre-modern al-Qasr (Egypt)

When:Fr 27-05-2016 15:00 - 16:30
Where:Room 125, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

Prof. Leemhuis (RUG, Religious Studies) is emeritus professor of Islamic Studies, director of the Qasr Dakhleh Project and former director of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. In his talk on Friday 27 May, he will show how letters between a son and his divorced mother that were found in the rubble of a collapsed house in al-Qasr, a city in the Dakhla Oasis, provide insights into the daily life of a late 19th-century Egyptian family.