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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch this event celebrating the friendship, scholarship and academic achievements of late IIS research associate Dr Janis Esots, and marking the launch of his posthumous book, Patterns of Wisdom in Safavid Iran: The Philosophical School of Isfahan and the Gnostic of Shiraz.
The archive includes documents tracing the early childhood, education and academic career of former IIS governor Professor Mohammed Arkoun (1928-2010), one of the most influential and innovative scholars in Islamic studies.
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.