IIS Co-Sponsors Harvard Symposium on Shi’a Islam

The Second International Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi’a Islam at Harvard University, co-sponsored by the IIS, will take place on May 9-13, with several IIS academics speaking.

New Website Launch for IIS

The IIS Department of Communications and Development is delighted to announce the launch of the new IIS website, which benefits from a complete redesign and the addition of several exciting new features.

“Not a Fair Game”: IIS Doctoral Scholar on Climate Change

Abdul Wahid Khan for Earth Day 2022 highlights some of the findings of the latest IPCC report on climate change and how they relate to the lived realities of people in Chitral, as well as his work with the IIS Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group.

Interview: Dr Dagikhudo Dagiev on Central Asian Ismailis

In this interview, Dr Dagikhudo Dagiev reveals how he hopes the book will open up new ground in the study of the Ismailis of Central Asia.

About us

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) was established in 1977 as an academic institution of higher education dedicated to the study of Islam, with a particular focus on its Ismaili and broader Shi‘i traditions.

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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.

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The IIS publishes works by its own scholars as well as from the academic community outside the Institute.

STUDENT VOICES: Learning is like the Construction of New Buildings

In a reflective Student Voices blog, Maryam Khan finds parallels between the buildings being constructed around student accommodation Victoria Hall and the experience of learning and growing as a STEP student.

Teaching and Learning

IIS Joins AKU's Award-Winning Teaching and Learning Scheme

The scheme is part of AKU’s globally renowned Network of Teaching and Learning, which secured AKU the Zairi International Award for Excellence in Disruptive Education in March.