Scripts and Scripture: Language and Religion in Arabia, circa 500-700

An der University of Chicago findet vom 18.-19. Mai 2017 eine Konferenz zum Thema ‚Scripts and Scripture: Language and Religion in Arabia, circa 500-700‚ statt.


Das Programm:

Thursday May 18, 2017

8:30-9:00  Welcome

9:00-10:30 Session 1

Donner / “Scripts and Scripture in Late Antique Arabia: an Overview of the Problems.”

Al-Jallad / “Revisiting the question of a pre-Islamic Hocharabisch from the vista of the pre-Islamic inscriptions.”

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2

Macdonald / “The oral and the written in religions of ancient North Arabia.”

Nehmé / “Names of deities in the Nabataeo-Arabic inscriptions from the Arabian Peninsula.”

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:30 Session 3

Hoyland / “Arabic Writing, Arabic Scripture in Late Roman Arabia.”

Newby / “Religious Internationalism: A View Through the Eyes of Arabian Jews.”

3:30-4:00  Coffee Break

4:00-5:30 Session 4

Robin / “The Christians of Najrān.”

Vecchi / “The Qur’ān and the Ka‘ba.”

7:30 Dinner for Contributors/Respondents


Friday, May 19, 2017

9:00-10:30 Session 5

Griffith / „Script, Text, and the Bible in Arabic: The Evidence of the Qur’an.“

Déroche / “The invention of the sacred book.”

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 6

Dost / „Language of Ritual Purity in the Qur’ān and the Arabian Epigraphy.“

Lindstedt / “asʾalu allāh al-mawt fī sabīlihi — Religious warfare in the epigraphic record.”

12:30-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:30  Session 7

Flowers / “Writing and the Terminological Evolution of the Qur’anic ‘Sūra’.“

Zafar / “The Quran’s ‘Accounts of Cities’ (anbā’ al-qurā) as Paradeigma.”

3:30-4:00  Coffee Break

4:00-5:25 Session 8

4:00-5:00  Open discussion

5:00-5:25 Publication issues, reimbursements, etc.

5:25-5:30 Closing Remarks