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The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture, 2018

03 May, 2018 10:51
The Qur'an: Text, Translation, and Culture, 2018

10th SOAS Conference on The Qur'an

Call for Papers

Date: November 9-10, 2018

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, London WC1H 0XG, UK

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018

Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Mustafa Shah

Organizer: Centre of Islamic Studies

Proposals are invited for the Tenth SOAS Conference on the Qur’an, to be held from Friday 9 to Saturday 10 November 2018. The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating all aspects of the Qur’an and how it is 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’an.

Contributions on all topics relevant to Qur’anic studies are welcomed, but for this year’s session we have a particular interest in papers in the following areas:

• rhetorical aspects of the Qur’anic text

• the textual history of the Qur’an

• literary approaches to the Qur’an

• the Qur’an in translation

• the Qur’an and the legal tradition

• the Qur’an and ethics

The final conference program 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 papers.

The deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2018. Abstracts of up to 400 words and a short bio (of up to 200 words) should be submitted in MS Word format to

The primary conference language is English, but papers may be presented in English or Arabic, presented papers should be 25 minutes.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals on 29 June 2018.

Source: SOAS University of London

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