The Ministry of Culture is holding the third event of the seminar season, at the headquarters of Ibn Khaldun Hall at Qatar University, under the title of: “Islam and Modernity”, where Joseph Lombard and Dr. Abdul Rahman Halali will participate thereon.
This event comes within the framework of the second edition of the seminar season, which is being held by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with Qatar University, the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and Qatar National Library, along with the participation of a group of intellectuals and thinkers from inside and outside Qatar, while these events enjoy a remarkable turnout from the audience of all segments.
In this regard, the Ministry of Culture continued to broadcast more videos through its digital platforms, in which it surveyed the opinions of a number of intellectuals and those interested in the matters raised by the “Seminar Season”, stressing that it contributes to the promotion of intellectual culture, and that the cultural scene needs such matters raised by the Season of Seminars, due to the discussion and dialogue they raise, regarding many issues, as well as reviewing the different points of view towards them, in order to enhance communication between generations.
During these videos, the journalist and art critic, Dr. Hassan Rashid said that: The seminar season, in its second edition, is a cultural festival that we are experiencing these days. He said that: We are in dire need of such events, as they are a real addition to the role of culture in this benevolent country.
In turn, the artist, Saad Borshid, expressed his happiness at attending one of the events of this season, which is the symposium on “The Cultural Heritage of the World Cup”, where H. E. Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari, the Minister of State and Head of Qatar National Library, gave a lecture. Burshid described the second edition of the season as a revival of Qatari heritage and culture.
As for Mr. Abdul Rahman Saud, a poet and activist on social media, he considered the seminar season to be one of the most important cultural seasons, and that it is a distinguished step by the Ministry of Culture because of its promotion of the cultural heritage, especially since this season focuses on the Arab and Islamic culture.
For her part, Miss. Wadha Al-Athba, Human Development Trainer, confirmed that the seminar season, in its current version, contains many cultural themes and contributes to the promotion of intellectual culture, describing the previous symposium, which was held under the title of: “The Cultural Heritage of the World Cup,” as it dazzled everyone with the extent of the overlapping of culture with sport.
The seminar season reflects the vision of the Ministry of Culture aimed at enriching the cultural and intellectual scene with a variety of activities and events that promote dialogue and discussion on the most important societal issues, in addition to building partnerships with actors in the society, and building bridges of communication between generations of intellectuals and thinkers. Besides, the Ministry also seeks, through the seminar season, to benefit from the cultural, intellectual and media momentum enjoyed by the first edition last year, due to the importance of the activities of the season in promoting dialogue between intellectuals and generations of intellectuals on pivotal issues of concern to many segments of society.