2017

Víctor Pallejà

Arabist and expert on Islam

Catalonia

From September 12 to October 1, 2017

Biography —

Traveler and scholar, expert in Islamic thought and history of religions. He graduates at the Sorbonne (EPHE Section V) and trained as a linguist in Arabic at the University of Barcelona with complementary studies in Hebrew, Persian and Syriac. He works as an independent researcher and teacher. He maintains regular contacts with traditional teachers and intellectuals from Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, as well as Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and India. He has taught at Pompeu Fabra University, New Haven University, University of Alicante, International University of Catalonia and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and associate researcher in the European Research Council (ERC). He has participated in dozens of international conferences around the world and has given nearly two hundred conferences. He has also been an advisor to several institutions and public and private media.

Project —

In Faber he wants to write a practical compendium of absurdities that make more damage to the vision of the Muslim history and culture in Hispanic lands with the aim of contributing to a more accurate knowledge of this great legacy. Both the past and the present depend on our reciprocal ability to understand each another in real time. Mirages of romanticism and current forms of incitement to hatred depend on this very spread essentialism and rarely subjected to critical.

He wants to publicize these traps and examine the current state of affairs of Islam inside and outside our home.