Fragmentation and Compilation: The Making of Religious Texts in Islam. A Comparative Perspective (Part II)




 

Programme




Day One: Monday, 30 September, 2013

14:00 Welcome



14:00–16:00 Session 1: Qur’anic Studies: From a Fragmentary Approach to an Approach about Fragmentation


Discussant: Professor Aziz al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest


Dr Stephen Burge, The Institute of Ismaili Studies


Dr Asma Hilali, The Institute of Ismaili Studies


Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham


This session will examine the state of the field of Qur’anic Studies.


16:00 Break



16:20–17:50 Session 2: Variation and Repetition in Qur’anic Texts


Chair: Dr Holger Zellentin


Fragmentation and Variation in the First Islamic Graffiti (1st–2nd century AH)


Professor Frédéric Imbert, Aix-Marseille University



Repetitions and Variations, and the Problem of ‘Qur’anic Variants’


Dr Asma Hilali, The Institute of Ismaili Studies



Day Two: Tuesday, 1 October 2013



9:00–11:00 Session 3: Comparative Perspectives


Chair: Dr Mehdi Azaiez,



Fragmentation, Compilation and Discourse: A Comparison of Three Arba‘un Collections on Jihadinfo-icon and Martyrdom Compiled in the Late Mamluk Period


Dr Stephen Burge, The Institute of Ismaili Studies


The Qur’aninfo-icon’s Fragmentation and Realignment of Gospel and Talmud


Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham


Unity and Fragmentation in the Standard Text of the Qur’an: The Prophet as First Addressee and the Dialogic Argumentation


Dr Mehdi Azaiez, Laboratoire d’excellence ‘Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen’ (Labex RESMED), Paris


11:00-12:00 General Discussion