This panel discussion will explore the famous names that have marked travel literature and their itineraries, discoveries and contributions to the knowledge of the “other.”
Travel literature opens new horizons to better understand the social and political history of the Gulf region and Qatar in particular. Special attention will be given to the history of Qatar as described by these travelers, as well as to the question of how we can read and rediscover Qatari society through their writings.
The panelists are:
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Moez Dridi, Senior Archivist at Qatar National Library.
Date: 16 June 2019
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Language: Arabic, with English interpretation provided
Target Audience: General public
This is an open event; RSVP is not required