Qurʾan Gateway Presented To Oxford Students And Faculty

By Daniel A. Brubaker

Dr. Daniel A. Brubaker and Dr. Andrew Bannister with Prof. Christian Sahner (center) in front of the Khalili Research Center after a presentation of Qurʾan Gateway to Oxford students and faculty

At the invitation of 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 Prof. Nicolai Sinai. Excellent questions were fielded in a discussion time following the main talk, and attendees were invited to begin using the current beta version of Qur’an Gateway to facilitate their work and stimulate their thinking and research questions.

Thank you to Prof. Sahner and to the Oriental Institute for the invitation and hospitality!

Dan Brubaker

Author: Dan Brubaker

DANIEL BRUBAKER became fascinated by corrections in Qurʾan manuscripts while working toward his Ph.D. at Rice University, so fascinated that he chose to make it the prime focus of his doctoral work. His dissertation titled “Intentional Changes in Qurʾan Manuscripts” (2014) is the first extensive survey of physical corrections in early written Qurʾans. Its contents and much additional material will be published in forthcoming works. Brubaker has contributed to several published edited works and his first monograph, 20 Examples of Correction in Early Qurʾan Manuscripts, will be released imminently. A number of other writing projects are in process. To date, Brubaker has reviewed an estimated 10,000+ folios of the earliest Qurʾan manuscripts, most of them in person, cataloguing their corrections and other features. He has been a member of the International Qurʾanic Studies Association since its inception, is a member of the Islamic Manuscript Association (IMA), the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA), and is a co-founder of Qurʾan Gateway, an online resource for critical analysis of the Qurʾan. He lives with his wife Latha and three daughters in Northern Virginia.
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