15th July 2015
Over fifty IIS alumni from across North America came together in Toronto, Canada, for their Annual General Meeting to explore Celebrating Pluralism and Cultural Diversity: Art, Architecture and Music in the Muslim World from 19-21 June, 2015. Over the course of three days, the alumni engaged with scholars, as the newly opened Ismaili Centre, Aga Khan Park and Aga Khan Museum provided both a backdrop and context for the weekend's thematic exploration.
10th July 2015
Shi‘i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilisation. Yet the study of Shi‘i Islam has long remained among the most-understudied branches of Islamic Studies in the West.This 15-minute interview with Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda provides an overview of the scholarly development on specific aspects of Shi‘i Islam in the recent decades, and on the contributions of nearly thirty eminent scholars to the edited volume.