Appel à communication : « The Qur’an: Text, Society And Culture », 7-9 nov. 2013, SOAS, Londres.
‘The Qur’an: Text, Society And Culture » Conference
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 November 2013
SOAS, University of London
Convenors: Prof. M.A.S. Abdel Haleem and Dr Helen Blatherwick
Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2013
Proposals are invited for the Eighth SOAS Conference on the Qur’an, to be
held from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 November 2013. 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
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,
politico-sociological and anthropological studies relating to the Qur’an.
The final conference programme will take account of the range of proposals
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.
Submission of Abstracts:
The deadline for abstracts is 1 June 2013. Abstracts of up to 400 words and
a short bio (of up to 200 words) should be submitted in Word format by email
attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The primary conference language
is English, but papers may be presented in English or Arabic. All applicants
will be notified of the status of their proposals in July.
Presented papers should be 25 minutes long, and will be followed by 5
minutes for questions per paper.
It is Centre of Islamic Studies policy to reimburse featured speakers for
their standard travel expenses, hotel accommodation and board. We do,
however, encourage speakers to try to obtain some funding from their home
universities or other sources wherever possible.
If you would like further information on the conference series, please visit
the conference website at www.soas.ac.uk/cisconference
<http://www.soas.ac.uk/islamicstudies/conferences/quran2011/> . This will be
updated with the conference programme from September 2013, on an ongoing
No registration is required for this conference and all are welcome to
Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square,
Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG