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4th session of Practices of Commentary’s reading group Orality and Written Textuality.

The 4th meeting will be on Friday January 26th, 2024, from 10:30a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Eastern time).

The Practices of Commentary reading group brings humanities researchers of different backgrounds together to discuss matters of common interest. The group meets once a month in a hybrid mode (i.e., both in person and online). Every session is led by a graduate student or researcher who introduces in 5 to 10 minutes an article, a book chapter (or chapters), or a book on a selected theme.

A discussion then follows, open to all participants. Every session is one hour long. If you have any questions or would like to propose a reading, researchers from all universities are warmly invited to contact the group coordinator, Oliver Salem (o.salem[a]

This semester, the Practices of Commentary reading group will centre on the theme of Orality and Written Textuality, as well as the interactions between both.

Hythem Sidky(International Qurʾānic Studies Association)will lead the group in a discussion ofhis own recently published article: Sidky, H. “Consonantal Dotting and the OralQuran,” in: Journal of the American Oriental Society, 143.4(2023): 785-814.


Information for the fourth session:

Date & Time:FridayJan.26th, 2024; 10:30-11:45 AMEST;

Location: 170 Saint George St., Toronto, ON M5R 2M8;

Room: 213Jackman Humanities Building, 2ndfloor;

Reading:“Consonantal Dotting and the OralQuran,” in: Journal of the American Oriental Society, 143.4 (2023): 785-814;

Author:Hythem Sidky;

Zoom: Circulated upon registration.