Nomination of President-Elect Now Open to IQSA Members

by Holger Zellentin, Chair of the IQSA Nominations Committee

All members of IQSA are encouraged to propose names for the position of the next IQSA President-Elect!



The Nominations Committee are now accepting nominations for the position. The next President-Elect will be elected in 2015 and, pending confirmation at next year’s Annual Meeting, will then serve as President-Elect in 2016 and as President of IQSA in 2017. Please send your nomination to 

Non-members interested in participating in the IQSA nomination process must first become members of IQSA by completing the online membership form (here), and then may submit their nominations by email to

Nominations for President-Elect must be received in advance of the Annual Meeting beginning on Friday 21 November. As a reminder, all IQSA members are welcome to attend the Business Meeting of this year’s Annual Meeting, which will take place on Sunday 23 November, 11:30-12:00, Room 24 C (Upper Level) in the San Diego Convention Center.

© International Qur’anic Studies Association, 2014. All rights reserved.

Space Available for the Mentorship Lunch – Reserve Yours Today!

cropped-header22.pngCurrent grad students and new PhDs! There is still space available for the IQSA Mentorship Lunch in San Diego! Scheduled for Saturday 22 November, during the upcoming IQSA Annual Meeting, the Mentorship Lunch is a special opportunity to connect with leading scholars in Qur’anic studies and learn practical tips for finding your place in the field. Fred Donner, Ebrahim Moosa, Angelika Neuwirth, Gabriel Reynolds, and Andrew Rippin look forward to sharing with you their perspectives on issues that matter to emerging professionals, including:

  • networking skills
  • publishing strategies
  • marketing your work in a diverse job market
  • achieving a healthy work-life balance
  • charting your career path for long-term success

Act now to take advantage of this great opportunity! To sign up for the Mentorship Lunch, please email IQSA at

The full program for our Annual Meeting 2014 is available at:

Hope to see you there!

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All IQSA Members Urged to Attend Business Meeting in San Diego, Sunday 23 November

cropped-header22.pngThe IQSA Business Meeting will take place at our Annual Meeting in San Diego on Sunday 23 November from 11:30 AM until 12:00 noon (after a panel on the Qur’an and the Biblical Tradition). All IQSA members (and only IQSA members) are strongly encouraged to attend the Business Meeting, when IQSA’s acting President, Andrew Rippin, will present to a vote of IQSA members-in-attendance the nominees for the 2015 President-Elect and a fifth member of the Nominating Committee. It’s not too late to register for a free 2014 IQSA membership! Just submit an online Membership Form here. Then take advantage of your membership by participating in the Business Meeting!

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Two Electronic Collections of Articles on the Qur’an and Qur’an Manuscripts

by Efim Rezvan*

A series of significant articles in Qur’anic studies from Russia, originally published between 1992 and 2008, have been collected into two volumes now conveniently available in English online.

Q and its WorldE. A. Rezvan. The Qur’an and Its World. Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg: Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), 2012. Internet resource:

This electronic publication presents the first edition of “The Qur’an and Its World” by Efim Rezvan, published in 1996-1999 as a series of articles in Manuscripta Orientalia: International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

The Russian enlarged and revised edition  [ISBN 978-5-85803-183-3] was published by “Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie” in 2001. It is approximately one-third larger than the journal version and richly illustrated with over 100 color and black-and-white illustrations. It provides an overview of the various traditions of recitation of the Qur’an and includes the database of Qur’anic manuscripts from the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The book won the National Award “Book of the Year” (Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of Russia and the Publishers’ Association of Russia) (2001), the UNESCO diploma as the best edition making a significant contribution to the culture of peace and nonviolence and dialogue among civilizations (2001), and the National Prize “The Book of the Year” of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2002).

Q and MS traditionE. A. Rezvan and M. E. Rezvan. The Qur’an and Muslim Manuscript Tradition: Selected Articles. Saint-Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), 2013. Internet resource:

This electronic publication presents 15 articles by Efim and Maryam Rezvan published in 1992-2008, mostly in Manuscripta Orientalia, and devoted to different aspects of the Qur’an’s realization in the Muslim manuscript tradition.

* Dr. Efim Rezvan is Editor-in-Chief of Manuscripta Orientalia: International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research, and Deputy Director of Kunstkamera Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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