[Appel à contribution] Ideas in motion: Arabia in late antiquity (15 Janv. 2020)

Leiden University & King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies

Date : 26 et 27 août 2020

Lieu : Leyde, Pays-Bas.


The Leiden University Late Antique and Medieval Studies Initiative in conjunction with the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies is hosting a two-day international conference on Ideas in Motion : Arabia in Late Antiquity. The conference will address key themes in religious, intellectual, and cultural history in Arabia in the period between 570-1000 AD.

Central topics include :

  • Transmission of ideas and texts
  • Religious and philosophical doctrines and beliefs in Arabia
  • Devotional piety and theology
  • The Qur’ān, its history, and intellectuel debates surrounding the text
  • Early Islam and other religiosities and intellectual trends
  • Holy men and holy places
  • Apocalypticism and eschatology

We particularly welcome contributions from scholars working on the intersection between intellectual-cultural history and religious studies, and whose primary concern is the history of ideas and thought.

For consideration, please send a 300-word abstract in English to a.bdaiwi@hum.leidenuniv.nl by January 15, 2020. The language of the conference will be in English. Participants’ full travel and accomodation costs will be covered by the conference organisers.

Enki Baptiste

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale (Université Lumière Lyon 2 - CIHAM UMR 5648 / CEFAS USR 3141)

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