History Overview

During the course of its journey, The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum has undertaken many targeted projects, including:

The Harvest of the Century Project

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation launched the “Harvest of the Century” project, in charge of the documenting of the most prominent developments in the knowledge sciences field, carried out during the 20th century. To that end, round-table discussions and meetings are held with the participation of a number of expert professors, during which researchers provide a summary of their research in the presence of a fine group of researchers and university professors. The Project’s research has been published in the following three volumes:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Literature, Criticism and Arts.
  • Basic Sciences and Technology.

Honoring of the Arab World’s Thought Leaders

Given the great importance of honoring the Arab world’s thought leaders, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum holds research and intellectual reading panels on the life and career journey of honored, prominent figures selected. In this respect, the lecture goes beyond lamentation or remembrance, to tackle their intellectual and cultural characters as well.

In this context, a number of seminars were held, during which lectures have been given on each of the following prominent leaders:

  1. The late Dr. Edward Said.
  2. The late Dr. Hisham Sharabi.
  3. The late novelist Naguib Mahfouz.
  4. The late Dr. Ahmad Sidqi Al-Dajani.
  5. The late Dr. Hasan Karmi.

Honoring of Jordan’s Cultural Movement Pioneers

To honor Jordan’s cultural and intellectual movement pioneers, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum conducts research lectures on these figures on an ongoing basis, during which lectures have been given on each of the following prominent leaders:

  1. The late poet Mustafa Wahbi Al-Tal (Arar).
  2. The late writer Issa Al-Naouri.
  3. The late writer Moannas Al-Razzaz.

In this context, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum held two seminars on Ibrahim Tuqan and Fadwa Tuqan, as well as issued a publication, including the speeches delivered during these two events.

Poetry Nights

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum’s Poetry Nights were launched in 2015, in partnership with the “Watar” Foundation for Culture and Creativity, in order to celebrate poetry, as a form of literature rooted in the Arab heritage. These Poetry Nights host poetic figures from Jordan and various Arab countries as well, to revive these events and satisfy the wider audience. Among the most prominent poets featured during the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum’s Poetry Nights are:

  1. The Jordanian poet Haider Mahmoud.
  2. The Syrian poet Adonis.
  3. The Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad.
  4. The Palestinian poet Ahmed Dahbour.