Simon Loynes

Simon holds a PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh (2019) and a MA in Islamic Societies and Cultures from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2014). He is a specialist in the Qur’an and is particularly interested in its literary aspects, its relationship to early Arabic poetry, and its place in Late Antiquity. His first monograph, Revelation in the Qur’an, which investigates the Qur’anic concept of revelation through the roots n-z-l and w-ḥ-y, was published in early 2021 in Brill’s Text and Studies on the Qur’an series (https://brill.com/view/title/59761). His research also applies Digital Humanities methodologies to the study of the Qur’an, and he interested, more broadly, in the digitisation of Arabic texts and the challenges presented by building large-scale digital corpora. He has previously worked as part of the Knowledge, Information Technology, and the Arabic Book project at the Aga Khan University, London. His research can be followed on academia.edu.