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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.