Several IIS scholars took part in the third World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), held in Barcelona from 19 to 24 July, 2010. WOCMES is organised by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and seeks to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in Middle Eastern Studies in its broadest sense.

A number of IIS scholars contributed papers to a panel organised by Dr Jalal Badakhchani on the Age of Alamut: New Developments in the Study of Ismaili History, chaired by Dr Farhad Daftary.

IIS publications were also on display at the book fair accompanying the conference. Presentations Made by IIS scholars:  

  • Dr Jalal Badakhchani Hasan-i Mahmud-i Katib and his Poems of Resurrection (Divan-i Qa''imiyyat)
  • Dr Nadia Eboo Jamal The Continuity of the Nizari Ismaili Tradition in Persia after 1256 - A Re-visit
  • Daryoush Mohammad Poor ‘Ayn al-Qudat Hamadanai and the Ismailis 
  • Dr Farouk Mitha The Politics of Western Scholarship on Ghazali's Encounter with Ismailis
  • Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga Public book burnings in 12th-century Baghdad: The struggle for orthodoxy and the ill fate of the Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’
  • Dr Stephen Burge Al-Suyuti and his Sources