Copying and Reciting Sacred Scriptures: Torah and Qur’an in a Comparative Perspective
Prof. Daniella Talmon-Heller is an associate professor at the department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, director of the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (CSoC), and 2021-22 fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. She is the author of Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria (Brill 2007) – winner of 2008 Tel Aviv Book Award for Research of the History of the Middle East, and Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East (Edinburgh University Press 2020), and co-editor, with Katia Cytryn-Silverman, of Material Evidence and Narrative Sources: Interdisciplinary Studies of the History of the Muslim Middle East (Brill 2014). Her research interests include the history and historiography of the medieval Middle East, Islamic thought and practice, as well as comparative religion. Currently, she is working on an ISF-supported research project entitled: Sacred Scriptures as Sacred Objects: The Material Qur’an in the Medieval Middle East.