In a recent interview published by the Egyptian Arabic newspaper Al-Ahram, Tunisian historian Hichem Djait revealed that the Tunisian university will ultimately honour him, at the request of the Arab World Institute in Paris and as part of honouring some Arab thinkers.
This initiative started with prominent Moroccan historian and novelist Abdullah al Aroui along with two Egyptians, namely Rochdi Rached, historian of Mathematics of Arab and Muslim world, Mustapha Safouan, specialist scientist in psychology.
In fact, the honouring, after long years of retirement, is partly fair for Dr. Djait who has spent a deep and longstanding career in Academic and research fields.
Besides, it is a good opportunity for the Tunisian University to reconcile with those who served science and knowledge efficiently during their life time. So this honouring is an acknowledgement of something great which enriched libraries and minds.
Professor Djait is a specialist in Medieval Islamic history, he is also member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the International Scientific Institute for the General History of Africa edited by the UNESCO