New Frontiers in Qurʾanic Studies: Qurʾan Gateway’s Simple Yet Sophisticated Approach to the Field

As a newly matriculated student at Oxford in 2011, the idea of learning Arabic seemed daunting. Despite the fact that I had acquired other research languages before beginning my master’s programme, Arabic still presented a particularly difficult problem. In Biblical Studies, for example, there were (and still are!) numerous computer software tools available, from Logos…

In Memoriam, Keith Small (1959-2018)

Keith Edward Small, scholar of Qur’an manuscripts who made significant contributions to the field of Qur’aicn textual criticism, passed away early morning Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Oxford, UK, having been admitted to hospital earlier in the week. Keith was diagnosed in 2016 with AL Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder without known cure that causes protein deposits on…

Qurʾan Gateway Team Fine-Tunes and Enhances in Preparation for Full Launch

Since first presenting Qur’an Gateway at IQSA in Boston last year, the Qur’an Gateway team has been hard at work making improvements and readying the platform for its wider public release. We’ve given access to nearly 80 beta users, several of whom have given valuable feedback. Helping our end users easily find what they need…

Qurʾan Gateway Presented To Oxford Students And Faculty

At the invitation of Dr./Prof. Christian Sahner, the Oriental Institute hosted a presentation of Qur?an Gateway by Dr. Andrew Bannister and Dr. Daniel Brubaker on Tuesday, 24 April, 2018, at the Khalili Research Centre in Oxford. The event was well-attended and well-received by graduate students and faculty, including Dr./Prof. Nicolai Sinai. Excellent questions were fielded in…

First Introduction of Qurʾan Gateway Met With Accolades by Qur?anic Studies Community

“A powerful and sophisticated digital concordance whose advanced search functionalities […] tie in with debates that are […] at the forefront of Qur?anic Studies.” – Nicolai Sinai “Qur?an Gateway is an incredibly powerful tool, both enhancing as well as replacing earlier digital Qur?an projects. QG’s depth and breadth of examination are simply unprecedented. The user…