International Workshop

New Research on Muḥammad and the Qurʾān: exegetical, historical and linguistic approaches

Jointly organized by Sapienza University of Rome and Roma Tre University

Rome, September 20-21, 2013

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Friday 20 September

Department Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, via Principe Amedeo 182b (former "Caserma Sani"), room 7 

15.00-16.45 Discussion of Tommaso Tesei's PhD thesis, Deux légendes d’Alexandre le Grand dans le Coran : Une étude sur les origines du texte sacré arabe et sur ses liens avec les littératures chrétiennes et juives de l’Antiquité Tardive

Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University

Guillaume Dye, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Elisabetta Benigni, University of Turin

Roberto Tottoli, "L'Orientale" University of Naples

Aboubakr Chraïbi, Inalco

Angelo Arioli, Sapienza University of Rome

16.45-17.00 Break

17.00-19.00 Presentation of PhD projects by students in the Islamic Civilization curriculum of the PhD program Culture and Civilizations of Asia and Africa, Sapienza University of Rome.

Ilaria Cicola, A Computational Approach to the Analysis of the Jābirian Corpus

Layla Mustapha, Women in the Qur’ān: Sayyid Qutb's exegesis "Fī Ẓilāl al-Qurʾān"

Leila Benassi, Some Historical and Linguistic Remarks in Late Middle Arabic Documents

Marta Campanelli, Complexity and Abstractiveness of the Arabic Linguistic Tradition: the Theory of Grammatical Government and the Refutation of Ibn Maḍā al-Qurṭubī

Simona Olivieri, Kitāb al-ʾInṣāf: Analysis of a Linguistic Debate

20.00- Social dinner

Saturday 21 September

Department of Foreign Language, Literature and Civilizations, Roma Tre University, Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19, Room C, ground floor

New Research on Muḥammad and the Qurʾān: exegetical, historical and linguistic approaches

09.00-09.15 Greetings

09.15-11.00 Session I - chair: Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti, Sapienza University of Rome

Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University, The Qurʾān and History: The Search for Muḥammad’s Christian Heretics

Giuliano Lancioni, Roma Tre University, The Thesaurus Linguae Arabicae Project: Corpus Studies on Pre- and Proto-Islamic Texts

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-13.00 Session II - chair: Vanna Calasso, Sapienza University of Rome

Pierre Lory, EPHE, Les animaux dans le Coran et le hadith : interprétations monothéistes de visions animistes

Guillaume Dye, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Qurʾānic Studies in Light of Biblical and New Testament Studies: some reflections

13.00-14.15 Lunch

14.15-16.00 Session III - chair: Daniela Bredi, Sapienza University of Rome

Emilio González Ferrín, University of Seville, From Medina to Baghdad? Retrospective Narrative Vs. Historical Causality in Early Islam

Roberto Tottoli, "L'Orientale" University of Naples, The Last Ten Years of Studies on the Qurʾān and Muḥammad: Perspectives and Approaches

16.00-16.15 Break

16.15-18.30 Session IV - chair: Claudio Lo Jacono, "L'Orientale" University of Naples, Istituto per l'Oriente

Raoul Villano, Sapienza University of Rome, The Binary Structure of the Qurʾān: a Synchronic Approach

Tommaso Tesei, Sapienza University of Rome, The Perspectives of a Critical Reading of the Qurʾānic Text: Two Pratical Examples

Marco Boella, Sapienza University of Rome, Qurʾān and Unsupervised Text Mining: Some Ideas and Strategies

18.30-19.00 Discussion


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