Scripts and Scripture: Writing and Religion in Arabia, 500-700 C.E.

WhenMay 18, 2017 10:00 AM - May 19, 2017 11:00 AM
WhereSwift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room
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Description"Scripts and Scripture: Writing and Religion in Arabia, 500-700 C.E.” will convene at the University of Chicago on May 18-19 (Thursday-Friday), 2017. This symposium will bring together leading scholars who deal with questions of pre-Islamic Arabian writing and religion, whether their specialization is South Arabian studies, pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabic dialectology and epigraphy, Qur’anic studies, or Arabian archaeology. Its goal is to generate a rich interdisciplinary discussion of the basic issues of writing and religion in the Late Antique Arabian Penninsula that provide the background to the appearance and coalescence of the Qur’an, to help place that enigmatic text into a firmer historical, linguistic, religious, and literary context.

Thomas Maguire, Associate Director, CMES
(773) 702-8296
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences
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