Abdeljelil
Temimi

Awardee

Country

Tunisia

Abdeljelil Temimi re-examines history through literature.

Themes
Free expression / Civil society
Reexamining history
Disciplines
Cultural heritage
Architecture
Literature
Awards
Archive - Prince Claus Laureate 1997

Profile

Abdeljelil Temimi is a historian based in Tunisia, specialised in the cultural and architectural influences of the Ottomans and Moriscos in the Arab world. Temimi published articles in scientific magazines, such as the Revue d'Histoire Maghrébine in 1974, and the Arab Historical Review for Ottoman Studies in 1990. He founded the Temimi Foundation for Scientific Research and Information, a private research institution in Tunisia dedicated to humanities and social sciences research, which has organized over 100 conferences and houses a library with 18,000 books.His contributions to academia and cultural dialogue have earned him international recognition, including the Prince Claus Award in 1997 for his research on Ottoman architecture and culture. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tunis and among his honors are the Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France in 1984 and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Turkey in 2014.