Events

Live webcast of Qur’anic Studies Lecture on Qur’ans of the Umayyads

13th May 2014

Qur’anic Studies Lecture

Qur’ans of the Umayyadsinfo-icon: A First Overview*

Prof. François
Déroche

(École pratique des hautes études, Paris)

Date: Thursday, 15 May, 2014

Time: 15:00 BST

Venue: Room 2:3 (2nd Floor)

The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK

 This lecture will deal with the dramatic changes that the Qur’anic
codex underwent during the Umayyad period (660–750 C.E.), on the
basis of a selection of mostly unpublished manuscript materials. In
Qur’ans of the Umayyads: A First Overview (2013), François Déroche
offers a chronology of the various developments which characterise
the period, following an approach that combines philology,
historiography, codicology, palaeography and art history. Déroche’s
conclusions challenge traditional accounts about the writing down of
the Qur’aninfo-icon and shed new light on the role of the Umayyads in the
Qur’an’s handwritten diffusion.    
 *This
lecture is based on the publication of the same title.