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Prof Peter Riddell
ACT Senior Research Fellow
During his PhD program, Peter Riddell conducted field research in Indonesia and studied Qur’anic Exegesis at EPHE/Sorbonne in Paris. He subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Peter has lectured at the Australian National University, the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia), SOAS University of London and the London School of Theology, where he served as Professor of Islamic Studies. He was invited as Visiting Professor at L’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes/Sorbonne (Paris) in May/June, 2015.
He has published widely on Southeast Asia, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Apart from his own books, he has been contributing editor for 12 other volumes.
Peter is a keen musician, and has played guitar and bass in bands for many years, including playing lead guitar in the Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra (UK) in concerts at various locations in England and Germany.
“Transferring a Tradition” (Berkeley, 1990).
“Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World” (London, 2001).
“Islam in Context” (with Peter Cotterell, Grand Rapids, 2003).
“Christians and Muslims” (Leicester, 2004).
“Malay Court Religion, Culture and Language” (Leiden, 2017).
“Christians and Muslims in Southeast Asia, 15th to 19th centuries”, Southeast Asian Studies Program, Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 22 November 2019.
“The Concept of Person in Islam”, Conference on Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses: The Concept of Person in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 13 February, 2019.
“Malay Literature and the Qur’an”, Centre of South East Asian Studies Seminar, SOAS University of London, 27 February, 2019.
“Malay exegesis of the Qur’an and its implications for interreligious relations”, Harmony Centre, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, 16 November 2018.
“L’Exégèse du Coran dans le Monde Malais du XVIIe Siècle”, EPHE-Sorbonne, Paris, 15 May – 5 June 2015.
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