IIS Short Courses

The Department of Community Relations (DCR) at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is pleased to announce Short Courses for 2022. 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 will offer three online, four face-to-face and two field-based short courses (subject to the evolving situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions). Online short courses will be offered on alternate days with each session lasting around four hours using the Zoom platform.

To find out more about individual courses and how the programme works, please see our 2022 Short Course catalogue [pdf]. For any queries contact us at shortcourses@iis.ac.uk.

Eligibility Criteria: IIS short courses are only open to members of the Ismaili community. Participants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. However, preference will be given to applicants affiliated with Ismaili community institutions.

Course fees: From £175 depending on the selected course. A limited subsidy towards course fees is available for a small number of successful applicants. 

 

 

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Course schedule 

Introduction to Islam
Course dates: 19 Apr - 29 Apr 2022
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2022

 

Shari’a: Development of Fiqh and Ethics in Muslim Contexts
Course dates: 09 May - 27 May 2022
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2022

 

The Qu'ran and its Interpretations
Course dates: 13 Jun - 24 Jun 2022
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2022

 

Community Libraries: Planning, Management and Promotion
Course dates: 13 Jul - 16 Jul 2022
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022

 

Studying and Preserving Manuscripts and Other Heritage Materials of the Ismaili Communities
Course dates: 18 Jul - 22 Jul 2022
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022

 

Shi’i Islam: Thought, Beliefs and Practice
Course dates: 25 Jul - 29 Jul 2022
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022


Exploring Ismaili Traditions
Course dates: 02 Aug - 06 Aug 2022
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022


Exploring Ismaili History: Walking in the Footsteps of the Fatimids
Course dates: 08 Oct - 12 Oct 2022
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022


Understanding Culture
Course dates: 12 Nov - 17 Nov 2022
Venue: Cairo, Egypt
Application deadline: 21 Mar 2022

 

Download course schedule [pdf]