HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani, Minister of Culture, patronised the activities of the second edition of the 2023 'Seminar Series' Saturday evening.
It was launched with a major poetry evening, which was attended by a number of officials, thinkers, intellectuals, poets and writers from both within and outside Qatar, at Sheraton Doha.
The poetry evening saw the participation of poets Saleh al-Mana’a and Abdullah Alloush from Qatar and Kuwait, respectively, and was attended by a large audience who interacted with the poems that varied between Nabataean and classical Arabic. It also featured some patriotic poems and sonnets that were recited for the first time to an audience, amid an atmosphere of creativity.
This poetry evening came at the start of the activities of the 2023 'Seminar Series', organised by the Ministry of Culture in co-operation with Qatar University and the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies.
This year’s 'Seminar Season' includes five seminars on: 'The Cultural Heritage of the World Cup', which will be presented by HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library; 'Islam and Modernity', in which French researcher and thinker Francois Burga and Syrian writer and academic Abdul Rahman Helli will participate; 'History of Andalusia', which will be presented by the writer Dr Nizar Shakroun from Tunisia, journalist Badr al-Lami, and researchers Saud al-Kuwari and Mohamed al-Shahrani; 'Islamic Architecture and the Relationship with Other Arts', which will be presented by the architect Abdel Wahed al-Wakil from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies; and 'The Influence of Muslims on the Civilisation of Westerners', to be presented by Dr Saeed Kamali from Morocco.
The Ministry of Culture has always held events that meets the aspirations of intellectuals and the society, in order to achieve its vision of promoting dialogue on issues of concern to society. Through the 'Seminar Series', the ministry seeks to establish an intellectual environment that enhances the role of culture and intellectuals in serving society, support cultural and intellectual activities, and to build bridges of communication between new generations and the intellectual elite.
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