International Qur'anic Studies Association

الجمعية الدولية للدراسات القرآنية

IQSA 2022 Annual Meeting – La Pira, Palermo, Italy

  • 05 Sep 2022
  • 07 Sep 2022
  • Palermo, Italy


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IQSA 2022 Annual Meeting
Giorgio La Pira Library and Research Centre
Palermo, Italy

The International Qur'anic Studies Association is delighted to hold its Annual meeting in person from September 5–7, 2021, hosted by the Giorgio La Pira Library and Research Centre in Palermo, Italy. Paper proposals should be submitted to by February 21, 2022.

Please note that the IQSA membership is required for proposal submission.

The 2022 Annual Meeting welcomes papers on any topic within the range of the interests of the Qur’anic text, encouraging in particular the submission of panels that gather selected speakers invited by a presenter. Individual papers will be accepted as well.

Please note that all proposals for panels must include: 

  • Presenter/chair name(s) and affiliation. 
  • 100-word short bio (written in English). 
  • Panel title. 
  • 400-word paper abstract (written in English).  
  • Speakers contacted and selected by the presenter and title of each paper. 

Proposals for single papers must include: 
  • Author name and affiliation. 
  • 100-word short bio (written in English). 
  • Paper title. 
  • 400-word paper abstract (written in English). 

Eligibility for proposal submissions is contingent upon the following: 

  1. Active IQSA membership is required at the time of proposal submission for the IQSA Program, and the membership status of all applicants will be checked prior to acceptance.
  2. Participants must maintain current IQSA Membership through their   participation in the Annual Meeting.

Please also note that, in order to ensure equity and diversity amongst participants, only one paper presentation per IQSA Annual Meeting should be submitted by any individual participant. 

All participants must adhere to IQSA’s Professional Conduct Policy.

If you require further information about the submission process and the panels organization, please contact Alba Fedeli ( and Devin Stewart ( Any other questions concerning practicalities of the conference in Palermo should be addressed to Francesca Badini ( and concerning registration and payment should go to 


We have agreements with special pricing in place with two hotels

Hotel Ibis Styles Palermo (
B&B Hotels - Hotel Palermo Quattro Canti (

To book a reservation at your hotel of choice, please send them an email (listed above) with the subject line Biblioteca "Giorgio La Pira" 05-07 settembre

The rates for the two hotels are as follows:

Hotel Ibis Styles Palermo:

DUS with breakfast € 85.00 / night
Double or Twin with breakfast € 95.00 / night
Triple on request 

B&B Hotels - Hotel Palermo Quattro Canti:

Single room, at the rate of euro 70.00
Standard double room, at the rate of euro 85.00
Junior Suite Room, for euro 95.00
Triple Room, for euro 110.00
Quadruple room, for euro 130.00

Hotel reservations at the special rate is subject to availability. A list of other hotels with which we do not have any arrangement, but are highly rated, are listed below:

Hotel Mediterraneo

- Hotel Garibaldi 

55 Aira a Palermo

38 Aira a Palermo

Mercure Palermo Centro

Hotel Politeama

See the map below for reference

Travel Grants

The host of the 2022 IQSA Annual Meeting, FSCIRE (La Pira Library), will offer travel grants up to € 500 to students, PhD students, post-docs, and scholars participating in the conference to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs and conference fees. The grants are also accessible to those who would like to attend the meeting as auditors, i.e., without offering a conference paper.

Application period: May 15–June 15 2022

Applicants will receive a notification from the FSCIRE (La Pira Library) Secretariat by June 20th.


Applicants must submit to a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and an estimated travel budget to be eligible for the grant.

Membership fees to IQSA cannot be reimbursed, while the conference fees can be included among the costs covered by the travel grants.

Applicants will receive a notification from the FSCIRE (La Pira Library) Secretariat either in case of acceptance or rejection. If you applied and did not hear back from us, please contact by the end of June.

The expenditures will be reimbursed by bank transfer after the Conference, provided that a .pdf file including all the receipts of the expenditures is sent to our email address together with the refund module, filled and signed, by September 30th, 2022.

In order to ask for the reimbursement of the expenditures, recipients of the travel grant have to stop by the registration desk to collect in person the refund module from FSCIRE (La Pira Library) staff, during the days of the Conference.

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