• 08 Nov 2021
  • Aga Khan Centre
  • Book launch

An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume II: On Women

An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume II: On Women (Oxford University Press and The Institute of Ismaili Studies, November 2021), edited by Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza is the long-awaited and highly anticipated second volume in the Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries series.  

This work offers a thematic overview of the subject of women in the Qur’an and in the commentarial tradition known as tafsir.   Join us at the book launch event, taking place in-person at the Aga Khan Centre with the editors, Dr Karen Bauer and Dr Feras Hamza, and the panel of discussants Dr Sarah Savant, Dr Walid Saleh, Dr Yasmin Amin and Dr Anna Chrysostomides. The panel event will run from 5:00-6:30pm, followed by a reception with refreshments from 6:30-7:15pm.  

Attendees are invited to join in-person and online; please note registration is essential, via Eventbrite or Zoom respectively. The event will be filmed, live-streamed, and the recording may be edited and used by The Institute of Ismaili Studies for marketing, educational and archival purposes. By registering for this event you consent to these terms.


Watch book launch event here


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Dr Karen Bauer

Dr Karen Bauer is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. She is the author of Gender Hierarchy in the Qurʾān: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses (Cambridge, 2015) and editor of Aims, Methods and Contexts of Qur’anic Exegesis (2nd/8th–9th/15th C.) (Oxford, 2013). She has also published on the history of Qur’anic interpretation, on women’s status as judges and witnesses in Islamic law, and on the history of emotions in Islam.

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Dr Feras Hamza

Dr Feras Hamza is Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE, and is also a Research Fellow in the Qur’anic Studies Unit at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. He co-edited (with Sajjad Rizvi and Farhana Mayer) An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume I: On the Nature of the Divine (Oxford, 2008) and is the general series editor for the multi-volume Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries.