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Translating the Qur’an, 16 March 2012

One-day conference at the Warburg Institute, University of London

Launch conference for the newly founded Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE). The conference is devoted to the European reception and understanding of the Qur’an, the sacred text of Islam

Programme: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/images/users/Jloop/Chase/quran_programme.pdf)

10.00 Doors open – Registration – Welcome

10.15 Thomas E. Burman (Tennessee)
Reading and Translating the Qur'an with the Dominican Arabists, c. 1240 – 1320

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Hartmut Bobzin (Erlangen)
The Long History of the First German Qur'an Translation (Nürnberg 1616)

12.15 Noel Malcolm (Oxford)
The English Version (1649) of André du Ryer's Translation of the Qur'an

1.00 Lunch in the Institute Common Room

2.00 Ziad Elmarsafy (York)
The Qur'an in the Enlightenment: Aspects of the Sale Translation

2.45 Robert Irwin (London)
The Influence of the Qur'an on Western Literature

3.30 Tea

4.00 Angelika Neuwirth (Berlin)
The Qur'an - a European Text. Taking Historical, Literary and Theological Entanglements Seriously

4.45 Tarif Khalidi (Beirut)
Reflections of a Qur’an Translator

5.30 Reception

Registration: £25 (£12.50 for cocessions) including coffee/tee, and a sandwich lunch. Contact: warburg@sas.ac.uk

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