The Qur’an: Text, Society & Culture, 2016

About The Event

The 9th SOAS Conference on the Qur’an

Date: November 10-12, 2016

Venue: SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG,UK

Organizer: Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, University of London

Conveners: Professor M.A.S. Abdel Haleem & Dr Helen Blatherwick

The Ninth SOAS Conference on the Qur’an will be held from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November 2016.

The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating the basic question: how is the Qur’anic text read and interpreted? Our objective is to encompass a global vision of current research trends, and to stimulate discussion, debate and research on all aspects of the Qur’anic text and its interpretation and translation.

While the conference will remain committed to the textual study of the Qur’an and the religious, intellectual and artistic activity that developed around it and drew on it, attention will also be given to literary, cultural, politico-sociological and anthropological studies relating to the Qur’an.

Selected papers will be published as articles in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies, subject to standard outside refereeing. The primary conference language is English, but papers may be presented in English or Arabic.


Panel 1: Rhyme, Style, and Structure (chair: M.A.S. Abdel Haleem)
Panel 2: Textual History and Chronology
Panel 3: Language, Ideas, and Discourse (chair: Din Muhammad)
Panel 4: Narration and Narrative (chair: Marianna Klar)
Panel 5: Law (chair: Abdul Hakim al-Matroudi (tbc))
Panel 6: Contemporary Approaches (chair: Devin Stewart)
Panel 7: Theology and Tafsir (chair: tbc)
Panel 8: Political Dimensions of Interpretation and Translation 1 (chair: Hannah Erlwein)
Panel 9: Political Dimensions of Interpretation and Translation 2 (chair: Helen Blatherwick)

No registration is required for this conference and all are welcome to attend.


More information at: University of London’s Site

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University of London

SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG,UK

Our Speakers

Devin Stewart
Din Muhammad
Dr Helen Blatherwick
Hannah Erlwein
Helen Blatherwick
Marianna Klar
Professor M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
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