Conference Schedule 2017

INTERNATIONAL MEETING 2017

Co-hosted by Bayt al Hikma and the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA) 

Carthage, Tunisia.

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الدراسات القرآنية: المناهج، السياقات والتأويلات 

Quranic Studies: Methods, Contexts and Interpretations

Les études coraniques : méthodes, contextes et interprétations 

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July, 4-6 2017

This international meeting is convened by Pr. Abdelmajid Charfi and Pr. Mokdad Arfa (for Beit al Hikma) and by Pr. Mehdi Azaiez (for IQSA).

 

S C H E D U L E

 

Bayt al Hikma
25, Avenue de la République Carthage Hannibal

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DAY 1

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

 

Time Sessions Room

 

9:00am

9:50am

Welcome Addresses

9.10 Abdelmajid Charfi, President of Beit al Hikma

9.20 Gerald Hawting, President-elect of IQSA

9.30 Mokdad Arfa, Beit al Hikma

9.40 Mehdi Azaiez, KU Leuven

Main Room
10:00am

12:00am

Plenary Session 1

Quranic Studies in/and Islamic Studies  

Chair: Samir Rashwani

10. فريدة زمرد – Dar Al Hadith Al Husayn Foundation for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Rabat, Morocco

من “علوم القرآن” إلى “الدراسات القرآنيّة”. دراسة في تطوّر التسمية والمفهوم

10.20 Yusuf Rahman – Faculty of Usuluddin and Graduate School, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia

“The Transformation of Western Qur’ānic Scholarship to the Academic Study of The Qur’ān and Tafsīr In Indonesia”

Questions (20mn)

 

11.00 محمد الطاهر الميساوي – International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

الدراسات القرآنيّة والتفسير بين التداخل والتخارج الاصطلاحي والموضوعي

11.20 David R. Vishanoff – University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

“An Anthropological Turn in the Qur’anic Sciences: European and Islamic Contributions to Aksin Wijaya’s Indonesian Hermeneutic”

Questions (20mn)

Main Room

 

12:00am

2:00pm

Lunch

 

2:00pm

3:30pm

 

 

Panel 1: Intertextuality: The Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition

Chair: Mehdi Azaiez, KU Leuven

 

2. Johanna Pink Albert – Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

“Bringing the Bible and the Qur’an into Conversation. From Interreligious Polemics to Scriptural Exegesis”

2.20 Jacqueline Chabbi – University of Paris VIII, France

Récits bibliques vus du Coran

2.40 Emran El-BadawiUniversity of Houston, USA

مسائل الكنائس السريانية وإجابة الرسالة القرآنية-

نماذج متفاوتة

Questions (30mn)

Panel 2: Early manuscripts & Qirâ’ât

Chair: Hmida Ennayfer

2. Asma Hilali – Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK

“The Sanaa palimpsest, 40 years after”

2.20 نادر الحمامي

تقديم كتاب المصحف وقراءاته

(عمل جماعي، إشراف عبد المجيد الشرفي)

2.40 ياسين كرامتي – Center for Islamic Studies, Kairouan, Tunisia

ديناميكيّة الشأن المصحفي: مقاربة سوسيو-انتربولوجيّة لسلطتي التلاوة والخطاطة

Questions (30mn)

4:00pm

5:30

Panel 3: “Approaches to Quranic Studies & Hermeneutics I

Chair:  Farida Zomorrod

4.00 Devin Stewart – Emory University, Atlanta, USA

“A Comparison of John Wansbrough’s The Sectarian Milieu and Rudolf Bultmann’s Das Urchristentum im Rahmen den antiken Religionen

4.20  حافظ قويعة

مقولة ‘عصمة النبيّ’ واستتباعاتها على التفسير

4.40 Mun’im Sirry – University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA

“ ‘Christian Favoritism’ in the Qur’an and Its Exegesis”

Questions (30mn)

 

Panel 4: Approaches to Quranic Studies & Hermeneutics II

Chair: Mohammed Tahir Missawi

5.00pm محمد الشتيوي Higher Institute for the Origins of Religion, Al-Zaytuna University, Tunis, Tunisia

التأويل من الاستعمال القرآني إلى التوظيف الاصطلاحي

5.20pm Thomas Hoffmann – Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“Loopholes and Invitations in Qur’anic Polemic”

5.40 Fred Donner – University of Chicago, USA

“An inscriptional context for the Qur’an?”

Questions (30mn)

 

DAY 2

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  Time Sessions Room
9:00am

12:00am

Panel 5: Quran and Philosophical Approaches

Chair: Najia Ouriemmi

9.00 أبو يعرب المرزوقي Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tunis

الحكم والسياق أو منزلة الديني في الأرشيتاكتونيك الفلسفية

9.20 مقداد عرفة – Beit al Hikma, Carthage, USA

منسية، الفهم الفلسفي لمتشابه الشّرع على رأي ابن رشد

9.40 Massimo Campanini – University of Trento, Ambrosian Academy Milano – Italy

“Beauty in the qur’an: an esthetical approach”

Questions & Break (30mn)

 

Panel 6: Quran and Exegesis

Chair: Mohammed Bouhlal, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sousse, Tunisia

10.30 Gerald Hawting – SOAS, London, UK

“Al-afā and al-Marwa are among God’s signs”: Q2: 158 and its problems”

10.50 احميدة النيفر – Higher Institute for the Origins of Religion, Al-Zaytuna University, Tunis, Tunisia

الجديد في تفسير القرآن الكريم: قراءة في المنهج من الداخل الثقافي

11.10 Farid EsackUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africa

“The Qur’an on Black and White – Searching for Germs or Traces of Race and Racism in Tafsir Literature”

Questions (30mn)

Main Room

 

12:00am –

2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

 

2:00pm

6:00pm

Visit of the National Bardo Museum

http://www.bardomuseum.tn

  

DAY 3

Thursday, July 6, 2017

  Time Sessions Room
9:00am

12:00am

Plenary Session 2

Quranic Polemics

Chair: Gerald Hawting, SOAS

9.00 Michel Cuypers, & Sami Larbes – IDEO, Egypt and Algeria

L’analyse rhétorique de la sourate 9, al-Tawba (40mn)

9.20 سامر رشواني – Institute of Islamic Sciences, University of Tübingen, Germany

الدرس المقارن للقرآن والكتب المقدّسة: المنهج والإشكالات

Questions & Break (20 mn)

 

10.00 Andrew J. O’ Connor – University of Notre-Dame, South Bend, USA

“When is this victory, if you are truthful?”: Apocalyptic as Polemic in the Qur’ān

10.50 Mehdi Azaiez – KUL, Leuven, Belgium

“Dieu est pauvre et nous sommes riches!” : un contre-discours coranique à la lumière des littératures biblique, talmudique et islamique.

11.10 محمد بوهلال – Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sousse

تيبولوجيا القرآن من خلال جواهر القرآن للغزالي

Questions (30mn)

Main Room
12:00am

2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00pm

4:00pm

Panel 7

Quranic Themes

Chair: Abu Ya’rub Marzouki

2.00 Carol Bakhos – University of California Los Angeles, USA

“Constituting Community: Biblical and Qur’anic Concepts of Covenant”

2.20 ناجي الحجلاوي

Assistant Professor, Zaytouna University, Tunisia

سؤال المنهج في قراءة المصحف

2.40 Sarra Tlili – University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

“Qur’anic Creation: Anthropocentric Readings and Eco-Centric Possibilities”

إيمان مخينيني.00 3

المنظور الأخلاقي في الدّراسات القرآنيّة، قراءة في فكر طه عبد الرّحمان

Questions & Break (30mn)

 

Panel 8

Quranic Themes

Chair: Asma Hilali, IIS, London

2.00 Hamza M. Zafer – University of Washington, USA

“The Quran’s “News of the Cities” as a Historiographical Genre”

2.20 محمد الحاج سالم, Anthropologist and translator

الديانة الجاهليّة من خلال القرآن الكريم

2.40 Rufino Enno H. Dango – University of Notre-Dame, South Bend, USA

“lahā mā kasabat wa­lakum maa kasabtum (Q. 2:134), Exploring the Qur’anic Concept of Individual Responsibility as an Allusive Critique to the Alleged Concept of Predestination of its Jewish and Christian Audience.”

Questions & Break (20mn)

4:00pm

5:30pm

 

General discussion/Closing Remarks