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"The Qur’an: Text, Society & Culture (7-9 novembre 2013)

"The Qur'an: Text, Society & Culture (7-9 novembre 2013)

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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.

Provisional programme

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, contributions on all topics relevant to Qur’anic studies are welcomed and attention will also be given to literary, cultural, sociological and anthropological studies relating to the Qur’an. The final conference programme will take account of the range of proposals actually accepted.

Selected papers will be published as articles in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies, subject to standard outside refereeing. Speakers are expected to give priority to JQS when publishing these articles.

Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS)

Director, Professor MAS Abdel Haleem
King Fahd Professor of Islamic Studies in the University of London

The Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS was established in 1995, and aims to promote scholarship and research in all areas of Islamic Studies, past and present. The study of the Qur’an and Hadith from the Arabic texts, and the analysis and translation of Islamic texts from Arabic into English form the core activities of the Centre.

The Centre also deals with Islamic thought in European, African and Asian languages and promotes the study of Islamic culture and relations between Muslims and the wider world.

The Centre runs an MA Islamic Studies programme and encourages the study and understanding of Islam by means of lectures, seminars, conferences and publications. It also provides academic links and exchanges between institutions and scholars of Islam in Muslim countries, Europe and the rest of the world.


Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Telephone:+44(0)20 7898 4325 Fax:+44(0)20 7898