SOAS to Host “The Quran: Text, Society & Culture” Conference in 2016

According to SOAS website, the objective is to encompass a global vision of current research trends, and to stimulate discussion, debate and research on all aspects of the Quranic text and its interpretation and translation.
Professor M.A.S. Abdel Haleem & Dr Helen Blatherwick are conveners of the conference.
While the conference will remain committed to the textual study of the Quran and the religious, intellectual and artistic activity that developed around it and drew on it, contributions on all topics relevant to Quranic studies are welcomed and attention will also be given to literary, cultural, politico-sociological and anthropological studies relating to the Quran.
Selected papers will be published as articles in the Journal of Quranic Studies, subject to standard outside refereeing.
The deadline for abstracts is  August 24, 2015. 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

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 on 8 October 2015

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