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Arabic Philology in Early Modern World

International Conference from July 13 to 15, 2017, at Freie Universität to Address Arabic-Islamic Textual Practices in the Early Modern Period

№ 194/2017 from Jul 11, 2017

Arabic philology in the early modern world will be addressed at an international conference from July 13 to 15, 2017, at Freie Universität Berlin. Scholars from Germany and abroad will consider the neglected history of Arabic-Islamic textual practices and interpretative methods in the early modern world from a global and comparative perspective. "The aim of the conference is to contribute to a critical and global perspective on the history of the humanities," said Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh from the Seminar for Arabic Studies at Freie Universität, who organized the meeting. The conference language will be English. The conference is open to the public, and admission is free.

"Wherever texts exist, there are also methods for making sense of them. In this conference we are looking at the forms these methods took in Arabic-Islamic scholarship before the encounter with European philology," explains Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh. The participants will focus on three interrelated areas: text critical practices, the growth and evolution of texts and media, and the diverse literary and religious communities that cultivated these practices from West Africa to South Asia.

Time, Location, and Program

  • Thursday, July 13, through Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Fabeckstr. 23/25, Lecture Hall -1.2009, 14195 Berlin

Link to the Program



Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh, Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-58245, Email: islam.dayeh@fu-berlin.de