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.