AIMS Symposium

Feb 13-14, 2018
Tunis, Tunisia

Early Hafsid Tunis – Capital of the Caliphate
Conveners: Dr. Allen Fromherz (AIMS President), Dr. Laryssa Chomiak (CEMAT Director) and Dr. Meriem Guetat (CEMAT Assistant Director)

The purpose of this symposium will be to study the history the Hafsid Caliphate under Muhammad I al Mustansir and to further research on the social, cultural and religious diversity of Tunis under the Hafsid Caliphate.

February 13, 2018: Introduction. 3 panels of 3 papers each/ 20 minutes each panel in morning with discussion, lunch break, 3 papers in afternoon, visit archives/Library late afternoon. Podcasts recorded and simultaneous translation provided.
February 14, 2018: Excursion (Zaghouan Aqueduct and/or possibly Sidi Qacem Zawiya and Midha al Sultana and Suq al Qumash or other Hafsid sites.)