Research seminars – The Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI)

The Norwegian Institute of Philology organises weekly philological research seminars where we read ancient and classical texts in a number of languages. Please write to seminar@philology.no if you have questions or if you are interested in participating. If you want to register as a student, follow the information on the main seminar page. Seminars are included in programs where students are awarded between 20 and 80 ECTS credits in each program, based on a written assignment (essay/term paper).

SEMINAR VÅREN 2021:
MULTILINGUAL HISTORICAL KORAN
A HISTORICAL READING OF THE ARABIC KORAN WITH ITS EARLIEST TRANSLATIONS
PARTICIPATION IN THIS SEMINAR GIVES ACCESS TO REGISTER FOR AN EXAM IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSE CODES (10 ECTS):

The aim of the Koran seminar is to study the Koranic text as a historical document in its Late Antique Near Eastern context. In this seminar, we study the Koran as a historical text – including some of its earliest translations to other languages (mainly Greek, Persian, Latin and Turkic). We are not primarily concerned with the interpretation and use of the text in the later Islamic tradition, nor with its interpretation and use by Muslims today.

This seminar is part of the PHI research project Qoran.xyz: The Multilingual Historical Koran.

Compare the parallel seminar: Koranen i islamsk tradisjon, where we study the Koran as a religious document in its subsequent history – when it became a foundational text for the religion of Islam.

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THE KORAN IN ARABIC AND LATIN

TIME AND PLACE:
  • Registered participants will receive information about the time and place of this seminar.
       First meeting: March 2021
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