2009 Conference Agenda: Workshop on Evidence for the Early History of the Quran

Thursday July 30, 2009: Editing and Textual Criticism of Early Manuscripts

10:30 – Asma Helali

“The San ‘ā’ palimpsest : Introductory remarks to philological and literay aspects”

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

11:30 – Behnam Sadeghi

“A Non-‘Uthmānic Qur’ānic Manuscript from Early Seventh (First) Century and Its Relation to the Recensions of ‘Uthmān and the Prophet”

Stanford University

Epigraphy, Paleography, and Art History

1:30 – Christian Julien Robin

“Epigraphic Texts from Arabia and the Qur’ān: Some Indirect Lights”

Centre national de la Recherche scientifique

2:30 – François Déroche

Transcribing the Qur’ān in Umayyad Times: A Preliminary Investigation”

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études

3:45 – Lawrence Nees

“Decoration in early Qur’ān Manuscripts: Possible non-Muslim Manuscript Analogues and The Problem of Dating”

University of Delaware

4:45 – Sheila Blair

“Mosaics and Manuscripts”

Boston College & Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday July 31, 2009: Early Muslim Reports (Qirā’āt) and Manuscripts

10:30 – Michael Marx

“Gotthelf Bergsträßer and His Vision of a Corpus Coranicum for the Study of a Textual History of the Qur’ān”

11:30 – Yasin Dutton

“Orality, Literacy and the “Seven Aḥruf” Ḥadīth”

University of Cape Town

Textual Studies

1:30 – Neal Robinson

“The Dynamics of the Qur’ānic Discourse: Tradition and Redaction”

Sogang University

2:30 – Devin Stewart

“Conjectural Emendation and Anomalies in the Qur’ānic Text”

Emory University

3:45 – Angelika Neuwirth

“The Qur’ān as a Late Antique Text: The Emergence of a New Religion in the Mirror of the Qur’ānic textual shape”

Freie Universität Berlin & Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

4:45 – Behnam Sadeghi

“Stylistic Evidence for the Relative Chronology of Qur’ānic Passages: Most Frequent Morphemes, Infrequent Words, and Verse Length”

Stanford University