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Workshop - Call for Papers: “Preliminary Considerations on the Corpus Coranicum Christianum. The Quran in Translation – A Survey of the State-of-the-Art”


Freie Universität Berlin/Germany, December 5th – 7th, 2018 (two/three days, tbc)

Convener: Manolis Ulbricht & Berlin Byzantine Studies (Freie Universität Berlin)


We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for our workshop “Preliminary Considerations on the Corpus Coranicum Christianum. The Quran in Translation – A Survey of the State-of-the-Art”. In this workshop, we aim to lay the groundwork for an interdisciplinary research project, which will focus on comparing the different translations of the Quran made within Christian cultural backgrounds. The project will study the Quran and its reception from the Christian perspective by analyzing all Greek, Syriac, and Latin translations of the Quran from the 7th century CE until the Early Modern period.

For more information about this project initiative and a more detailed Call for Papers, please visit our website.



Papers for the workshop are welcome in one or more of the following four sections:

  • Greek translations of the Quran (CCB)
  • Syriac translations of the Quran (CCS)
  • Latin translations of the Quran (CCL)
  • Digital Humanities (DH)

Your presentation should comprise an introductory presentation no longer than 15 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of work on pre-prepared source material including discussion time.

For this purpose, abstracts (max. 300 words) should be submitted in English by May 31st, 2018 to: corpus.coranicum.christianum@klassphil.fu-berlin.de and clearly include your name, affiliation, position, the title of the proposed paper, your specific source(s) you want to work on, and a brief curriculum vitae. Please also indicate the preferred section (see above: CCB, CCS, CCL, DH).

Notifications will be sent out in June 2018. Full papers should be submitted by 15th November, 2018. Limited funding will be available for accommodation and/or travel. Proposed workshop languages: English, German, Spanish, and French. Papers will be published as edited volume.



Date: 5th – 7th December 2018 (two/three days, tbc)

Deadline: 31st May 2018

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin

Admission: Free and open to all interested specialists and Ph.D. students

Contact: corpus.coranicum.christianum@klassphil.fu-berlin.de