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décembre 2002

9 décembre 2002

Every summer, first year students from the Graduate Studies Programme have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and language of an Arabic-speaking country and to study the culture’s classical and historical texts. From July to early August of this year, 13 students spent 6 intensive weeks in Fez, Morocco.

novembre 2002

3 novembre 2002

On 23rd March 2001, the Institute invited Dr Iftikhar Malik to speak at the fourth session of the “Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts” seminar series. Dr Malik, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and author of several books on Pakistan and Muslim politics, gave an insightful presentation titled “Pakistan: Between Identity Politics and Civil Society”, which looked primarily at the changing relationship between Islam and State in South Asia and Pakistan.

2 novembre 2002

The Institute announces two of its recent publications: Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam by Farouk Mitha and The Master and the Disciple: An Early Islamic Spiritual Dialogue, the Arabic text and English translation of Ja‘far b. Mansur al-Yaman’s Kitab ‘Alim wa’l-Ghulam, by James W Morris. Both works are published in collaboration with I. B. Tauris.

octobre 2002

10 octobre 2002

Le premier congrès des études du Moyen-Orient, marqué par la présence de plus de 2000 experts de toutes les branches de toutes les humanités, des sciences sociales et des disciplines liées, a eu lieu à l’Université de Mainz, en Allemagne du 8 au 13 septembre 2002. L’institut des études ismailies a presenté une table ronde en deux parties intitulée “les approches multidimensionelles des études shi‘i”.

3 octobre 2002

Invited by the University of Waterloo, Canada as part of its “2020: Building the Future Distinguished Speaker Series”, Professor Azim Nanji, Director of the Institute addressed an audience of faculty, students and guests on the topic “Beyond the Clash of Civilizations”. The lecture series, organised by the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) and initiated by students of the University, aims to create an arena for informed discussion and dialogue about the nature of global society and to explore emerging trends and tran

septembre 2002

9 septembre 2002

Le docteur Shainool Jiwa, coordinateur des études du Quran à l’Institut des études ismailies, fut récemment nommé examinateur principal de l'histoire islamique pour l’OIB (Organisation internationale baccalaureate) basée à Genève. Le docteur prend la suite de Carol Hillenbrand, qui présidera, pour une période de 5 ans la conférence sur l'histoire islamique à l'Universite de l'Edimbourgh.

août 2002

4 août 2002

The Institute is pleased to announce its second publication exploring devotional and mystical literatures of the Nizari Ismailis of the Subcontinent: Ecstasy and Enlightenment: The Ismaili Devotional Literature of South Asia by Ali S Asani. The work is the sixth monograph in the Ismaili Heritage Series and is published in association with I.B. Tauris.

juillet 2002

7 juillet 2002

The musical traditions of Badakhshan are in many ways unique. In addition to the doira (tambourine), the guitar and the accordion, a number of different string instruments are used such as the rubabinfo-icon, balandamaqom, setar and tanbur to accompany the performance of Badakhshani singers.

juin 2002

4 juin 2002

The University of Exeter, which has one of the leading institutes of Arab and Islamic Studies in the United Kingdom, awarded honorary degrees to 2 distinguished intellectuals – Professor Edward Said and Professor Mohamed Arkoun on April 18, 2001. Professors Said and Arkoun were presented with honorary Doctor of Letters degrees in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of Arab and Islamic Studies.

mai 2002

8 mai 2002

Professeur Azim Nanji, Directeur de l’Institut des Etudes Ismailies, a ouvert les conférences Helen Boyle sur l’Initiative Abrahamique pour l’an 2002. Celles-ci vont durer pour 9 semaines et l’Institution Chautauqua, qui est situé dans l’état de New York, en est l’hôte. La présentation de Professeur Nanji a eu lieu le 29 juin 2002, est le sujet était “Islam et la Beauté”.

avril 2002

11 avril 2002

La série de séminaires sur la société civile dans le monde musulman a donné naissance à la dernière publication de IIS: “Société civile dans le monde musulman: perspectives contemporaines” écrit par Amyn B.Sajoo. Durant les séminaires, des professeurs reconnus avaient été invités à l’Insitut pour une présentation sur le thème de la société civile dans le monde musulman, de la démocratie à l’expression culturelle des droits de l’homme.

7 avril 2002

Attracting more than 800 participants, this year’s Annual Seminar in Tajikistan, organised by the IIS’ Project Tajikistan in collaboration with the Tajik Academy of Sciences, explored the theme of “Faith and Intellect”.

3 avril 2002

Professor Azim Nanji, Director of the IIS, was invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury to participate in the two-day seminar, “Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations”, held at Lambeth Palace in January 2002. Nearly 40 Muslim and Christian scholars from Britain and around the world gathered in an interfaith dialogue to listen and grow in mutual understanding, to offer fresh insights and to build bridges of friendship and respect.

2 avril 2002

Each year the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) recognizes an outstanding doctoral dissertation with its Gail P Kelly Award. Created to honour the distinguished comparative educator Gail P Kelly, the Award honours a PhD or EdD dissertation that addresses social justice and equity in an international context. This year’s recipient is Dr Sarfaroz Niyozov, the Institute’s Central Asian Studies Co-ordinator.

mars 2002

6 mars 2002

Expressions of the Pamir: Culture and Heritage of the Ismaili Muslims of Tajikistan,” a multifaceted event, produced and directed by Project Tajikistan of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, toured 5 European cities between May 8-June 11, 2002 after its widely acclaimed and highly publicised North American tour in 1999.

Février 2002

12 Février 2002

Dans le cadre des nouvelles recherches de l’Institut, les derniers séminaires concernant le Pluralisme Musulman se sont focalisés sur le pluralisme intellectuel à travers les récentes histoires de l’Iran et du sous-continent Indien. Dr Farhang Jahanpour a évoqué le thème suivant “Réforme et Pluralisme en Islam: Les Réponses des Intellectuels Iraniens Contemporains” et Dr Faisal Devji a presenté “Muhammad Iqbal et les crises de la Représentation en Inde Britannique”.

Janvier 2002

8 Janvier 2002

The Institute of Ismaili Studies participated in this year’s conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), the United Kingdom’s largest association of academics, researchers, students and other professionals promoting research on the Middle East and the Muslim world. This year’s conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh from July 15 - 18, coincided with its 250th anniversary of teaching Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

7 Janvier 2002

L’Institut des Études Ismailis a constituÉ un jury et a organisÉ l’accueil de la confÉrence à la quatrième confÉrence biennale sur les Études de l’Iran à Bethesda, Maryland, qui s’est dÉroulÉe du 24 au 26 mai 2002.

5 Janvier 2002

The second seminar in the Institute’s new series exploring Muslim Pluralism, “Islam and Cultural Pluralism: Reflections from Indonesia and France,” was conducted by Professor John R. Bowen on April 11, 2002. In his presentation, Dr Bowen explored the role of cultural forms, particularly legal discourses, and the processes of social change as they manifest themselves through local values and norms in the 2 contexts.

novembre 2000

9 novembre 2000

“Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts”, a new seminar series organised and hosted by the Institute of Ismaili Studies, will engage leading scholars in a consideration of civil society, both in principle and in practice, from Iran, Central Asia, and the Maghrebinfo-icon to Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The seminars will address the interplay of ethics, law and culture in Muslim contexts and the range of broad issues related to civil society, and will culminate in a volume of essays to be published by the Institute.

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