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Valedictory Lecture | Symposium

Farewell symposium Ahmad Al-Jallad

Friday 25 May 2018
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

This summer our friend and colleague Ahmad Al-Jallad will be leaving Leiden for a post at Ohio State University in Columbus. On the 25th of May from 14.00 till 17.00 we are organizing a farewell symposium in his honor. The talks will cover some of the linguistic and epigraphic topics that Ahmad’s energy and enthusiasm helped flourish during his years working at LIAS and LUCL. After the talks everyone is invited to join for drinks where there will be opportunity to bid Ahmad farewell and congratulate him on this new and exciting step in his career.


14:00 Johan Lundberg: Prosodic Boundaries and Punctuation dots in Syriac
14:20 Benjamin Suchard: The Arabianisms in Isaiah's Prophecy against Dumah
14:40 Jonathan Silk: The Indian Roots of an Anecdote in the Kalila wa Dimna

15:00 Break

15:15 Hekmat Dirbas: Terms for settlements in the Quran
15:35 Marijn van Putten: Dissimilation of ē to ā next to high vowels in Quranic Arabic
15:55 Muhammad Maraqten: Writing History of Ancient Yemen from inscriptions: Archaeological and Epigraphic Discoveries at the Awām Temple/Maḥram Bilqīs, Maʾrib, Yemen

16:15 Break

16:30 Fokelien Kootstra: What is a ẓll – remarks on a Dadanitic ritual
16:50 Maarten Kossmann: Two variant signs in the Libyco-Berber texts from TBGG.

17:10 Closing remarks

17:30 Drinks

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