Conference Announcement – International Qur'anic Studies Association (IQSA) Annual Meeting – 5-7 September 2022

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Dear colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that the 2022 International Qur'anic Studies Association (IQSA) Annual Meeting will take place in Parlermo, 5-7 September 2022- FSCIRE – La Pira Library and Research Centre:

Panel 4A, 'Vision and Visuality in the Qur’an and Beyond (first part)', organized by Hannelies Koloska (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), is of special interest for experts in Islamic art and visual culture:

Hannelies Koloska – Hebrew University of Jerusalem Images, Imagination and Sensory Persuasion in the Qur’an

Eric DeVilliers – University of Notre Dame, IN
Seconding Sinai?: The Re-presentation of Mosaic Theophany in the Qur’an

Louise Gallorini – American University of Beirut Angelic Visions in the Qur’an

Valerie Gonzalez – SOAS University of London
Phenomenology of Qur’anic Visuality and Corporeality: A Concrete Sense of Being in the World

Here is an overview of the conference's programme: 

Monday 5 September 2022. 8.30–12.15 | Palazzo Steri, University of Palermo Piazza Marina 60

Introductory Remarks

Keynote Lecture by Roberto Tottoli (University of Naples L’Orientale): Qur’anic Studies Today: Composing Past Approaches and Building
New Perspectives

Panel: The Medinan Surahs: An Integrative Approach 14.00–20.40 | Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca Piazza Bologni 20

Panel: Genealogies of Qur’an Translations
Panel: Chronology, non-Linearity, Intratextuality, Performance and Performative Act
Panel: Qur’an Translations
Panel: Trends in Sufi Tafsīr
Panel: Exegesis, Implausibility and Challenges
Roundtable: Qur’anic Coherence
Performance: A Read-Through of “Surah Yusuf, A Translation in 5 Acts” General Reception

Tuesday 6 September 2022. 8.30–19.15 | Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca Piazza Bologni 20

Panel: Vision and Visuality in the Qur’an and Beyond
Panel: Framing the Antagonist: Modern Readings of the Qur’anic Concept of Fir’awn

Panel: Narratives, Predecessors, Contacts

Panel: Material Culture

Project Presentation and Discussion: Education between the Qur’an and the Bible

Keynote Lecture by Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg):
The Light of Civilization, the Shadow of Empires: Mediterranean Muslims and the Qur’an in the Early 20th Century

Roundtable: Gender-based Research in Qur’anic Studies. An Exploration of Theoretical and Methodological Directions in Contemporary Scholarship

Wednesday 7 September 2022. 9.30–18.00 | La Pira Library and Research Centre Via U. Maddalena 112
Panel: Kitāb, Narratives and Technique

Keynote Lecture by Fred Donner (University of Chicago): A Historian Looks at the Qur’an

Guided Library Tour and Final Remarks.