Register to attend this conference celebrating and commemorating the 95th anniversary of the magnificent writer with his friends, colleagues and people who knew and admired his work at the Aga Khan Centre.
The authors of two new IIS publications: Fatimids 2 and Experiences of the Jamatkhana present their work and its importance to the jamat and academics across Africa.
The conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines to discuss and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics related to the historical and contemporary regional and transnational migrations of Central Asian Muslims.
Dr Soumen Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of History at Presidency University in Kolkata, is the sixth recipient of the IIS Annemarie Schimmel Fellowship.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) was established in 1977 as an academic institution of higher education. It is dedicated to the study of Islam, with a particular focus on the history, philosophy, law, and mysticism of Ismaili and broader Shi‘i intellectual and cultural heritages within the larger Muslim ummah.
The IIS currently offers two graduate programmes which attract students from world-wide Ismaili communities.
IIS Short Courses are designed to introduce participants to a social, cultural and civilisational approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, with a particular focus on Ismaili contexts.
The IIS offers various scholarship and fellowship programmes to suitable candidates with a focus on Islamic Studies or other areas of interest to the IIS.
Research at the IIS seeks to contribute to the field of Islamic studies in general, with a particular focus on Shi ‘i and Ismaili studies.
The IIS publishes works by its own scholars as well as from the academic community outside the Institute.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU) is taking part in History Day 2023 on 23rd November. Its participation highlights ISCU’s continuing initiatives to educate various audiences about the range of heritage material held at IIS along with facilitating access to these collections.
During August-September ‘23, The Institute of Ismaili Studies welcomed our new cohort of students with a series of sessions.