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Pierre Courtain
PhD Candidate - Nantes

Pierre Courtain studies the reception of the Qur’an in the Dominican Order in the XIIIth century, with an emphasis on Ramon Martí’s works and perspective.

Javier De Prado Garcia
PhD Candidate - Nantes

The thesis will result in a modern critical edition of the Xth book of the De procuranda salute omnium gentium (1613) by Spanish Carmelite Tomás de Jesús.

Yaser Gün
PhD Candidate - Nantes

Yaser Gün obtained a BA degree in Sociology (Université de Nantes) and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies (Université d’Artois, France). In his dissertation, he worked on the link between Islam and ecology, in a multidisciplinary approach.

Kentaro Inagaki
PhD Candidate - Copenhaguen

Kentaro Inagaki obtained his master’s degree in Area Studies (The University of Tokyo). His PhD dissertation will focus on Levinus Warner’s manuscript notebooks and treatises on customs of the pre-Islamic Arabs and shed a new light on the way he read and interpreted the Qur’an and Hadith.

Adrián Rodríguez Iglesias
PhD Candidate - Madrid

Adrián Rodríguez Iglesias is a PhD candidate at the Universidad de Oviedo and the Universiteit van Amsterdam whose PhD project focus on some specific textual production of the Qur’an among mudéjares and moriscos: abbreviated Qur’ans. He develops his work at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid.

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Loriana Salierno
PhD Candidate - Naples

oriana Salierno obtained a first Master's degree in Philosophy of Intercultural Communication and a second Master's degree in Latin Philology, both cum laude at University of Naples "L'Orientale". Her PhD-thesis will focus on the evolution of Latin in the Qur’ān translation of Ludovico Marracci, from his personal manuscripts until the published edition in 1698 of the Alcorani Textus Universus. This edition constituted a model for the modern language translations of the Qur’ān.

Maxime Sellin
PhD Candidate - Nantes

Maxime Sellin obtained a BA degree in Arabic, literature and civilization at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaures. His formation and curiosity led him to study the history of the Balearic Islands during the Middle Ages and Islamic theology. He obtained a Master’s degree in History at the University of Le Mans. He wrote his dissertation on San Clemente of Toledo, a royal mozarabic nunnery between the 12th and the 13th centuries.

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