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Conference: “The Transmission and Reception of the Qurʾān in Light of Recent Scholarship”

December 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South

Shady Nasser, Harvard University (Chair)
Gabriel Said Reynolds, University of Notre Dame
Walid Saleh, University of Toronto
Behnam Sadeghi, University of Oxford
François Déroche, Collège de France
Alba Fedeli, Universität Hamburg
Geoffrey Khan, University of Cambridge
Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School

Co-sponsors: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Center for Jewish Studies, The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School


8:30-9:00am Breakfast

9:00-9:15am Welcome

9:15-11:45am Panel 1

Ahruf, Clausules and Variations – François Déroche

Title TBA – Walid Saleh

An Apocryphal Hadith from the Mid-First Century AH (AD 650-693) Illuminates the Kūfan Qurrā’, Vindicating the Historical Sources – Behnam Sadeghi

11:45am-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-3:30pm Panel 2

‘There is No Town That We Are Not Going to Destroy Before the Day of Resurrection’: On Human Rebelliousness in the Qurʾān – Gabriel Reynolds

Early Qurʾānic Manuscripts in a Digital Horizon:Reconsidering Diacritic Meta-markup, and Other Remarks – Alba Fedeli

Some Parallels Between the Transmission of the Qurʾān and the Transmission of the Hebrew Bible – Geoffrey Khan

3:30-3:50pm Coffee break

3:50-5:30pm Panel 3

The Qurʾānic Uncanon – Intisar Rabb

Arabic, Qurʾān and Poetry – Shady Nasser

RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLI7HObnitaEPdMEMz24e5wEHh6E9fj9zs10SK8uy6MH5O9A/viewform?usp=sf_link

PDF of Qur’an Conference Brochure at this link, The Transmission and Reception of the Qurʾān in Light of Recent Scholarship.