Call for Papers: International Conference on Qur’anic Studies

The department of Qur’anic Studies at the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies announces the call for papers for the 2020 International Conference on Qur’anic Studies to be held in Tehran, Iran from February 24-25, 2020.

cfpThe organizers welcome original work from scholars at any stage of their careers, including early career researchers and PhD students, relating to the following themes:

  • The Qur’an and its religious milieu;
  • The reception history of the Qur’an, from the beginnings to modern times;
  • Literary, historical-critical, and comparative approaches to the Qur’an;
  • The history of scholarship and methodological issues in Qur’anic studies;
  • Qur’anic manuscripts;

 Applicants are kindly asked to submit their abstracts to Dr. Ala Vahidnia at by November 15, 2019. The organizing committee will send notification of acceptance for abstracts on December 15, 2019.

The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies will issue an official invitation for all participants who need to apply for their own visas individually. Papers may be presented in English or Arabic. 

Should you have any questions about the conference, please contact the conference director, Dr. Ala Vahidnia at


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