After having served for 34 years in leadership positions at IIS, including the past 12 years as Co-Director, Dr Farhad Daftary has decided to step down from his management roles in early January 2023. Professor Zayn Kassam has been appointed as the next Director of IIS.
The Ismaili Texts and Translations series aims to produce critical editions of Ismaili texts, together with English translations and contextualising introductions, which are essential for further progress in the field of Ismaili studies.
For 11 July, which marks 65 years since our founder, His Highness the Aga Khan, acceded to the Imamat, we are launching a new online timeline tracing 45 years of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
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.
The new editorial board brings together a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fields related to Qur’anic Studies.
This tribute to IIS student Nabila was written by her friends and classmates on the GPISH programme.