The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir Lecture Series The Institute of Ismaili Studies, October 2010-May 2011

This lecture series, organised by the Qur’anic Studies Unit will continue to explore issues of lexicology in Qur’anic exegesis, bringing together a wide range of scholars from the United Kingdom and Europe, with different expertise. The full programme for the year is currently only provisional and further announcements will be posted on this website.


  • 'Lexicology in Shahrastani’s Qur’aninfo-icon Commentary', Dr Toby Mayer, 30th November 2010, (Forthcoming Event)
  • ‘Lexicological materials in al-Jamiʿ fi ʿlm al-Qurʾanof ʿAli ibn ʿIsa al-Rummani (d. 384/994)’, Alena Kulinich, SOAS, December 2010 (Forthcoming Event)
  • Stephen R. Burge, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2011 (Forthcoming Event)
  • Claude Gilliot, University of Aix-en-Provence, 2011 (Forthcoming Event)
  • Christopher Melchert, University of Oxford, 2011 (Forthcoming Event)
  • Kees Versteegh, University of Nijmegen, 2011 (Forthcoming Event)






    Related pages on the IIS website:

  • The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir Project
  • Qur'anic Studies: Workshops, Seminars and Conferences