News Archives

December 2014

25th December 2014

Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of the Institute, was appointed a lifetime member ofAccademia Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, in November

11th December 2014

The IIS Alumni Association is pleased to announce the appointment of its elected leadership for the Asian, European and North American Chapter Groups.

November 2014

4th November 2014

The new students enrolled on the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) have arrived at the IIS and commenced their studies. 

October 2014

28th October 2014

The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to welcome Dr Shafique N. Virani as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Academic Research and Publications (DARP).

26th October 2014

Professor Neuwirth aims at portraying the Qur’aninfo-icon in what she sees as its first and original manifestation – as the proclamation of Prophet Muhammad addressed to his listeners.

August 2014

30th August 2014

Dr Janis Esots, a Research Associate in Shi‘i Studies, presented a paper at a workshop on the thought of al-Farabi, held at Marquette University in Milwaukee, U.S.A., on 11-13 June 2014.

20th August 2014

Russian scholarship on Central Asian Ismaili Muslims represents a rich intellectual tradition which dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century...

20th August 2014
The twelfth Summer Programme on Islam was held at York University in Toronto, Canada, from 11 – 17 August 2014.
13th August 2014

The IIS in association with I.B. Tauris is pleased to announce the publication of The Study Of Shi‘i Islam: History, Theology and Law edited by Dr Farhad Daftary Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda.. This is the second book in the newly launched Shi‘i Heritage Series, a new venture that aims at promoting excellence in research in the field of Shi‘i Studies, leading to a better understanding of it. Both, the first volume A History of Shi‘i Islam and the second, are being launched internationally, following formal launch events in London and Portugal.

July 2014

23rd July 2014

Dr Stephen Burge, who specialises in the religious works of al-Suyuti in the Institute’s Qur’anic Studies Unit, attended the School of Mamluk Studies Conference which was held in Venice on 22-25 June 2014.

15th July 2014

Dr Al-Karim Datoo, Research Coordinator for the Constituency Studies Unit at the IIS, was invited to participate in an international conference organised by France-based organisation CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques), a think tank in the field of education, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, contributing to the evolution of ideas and practices while fostering international cooperation.

10th July 2014

Drs Omar Alí-de-Unzaga, Stephen Burge and Nuha al-Sha‘ar of the Qur’anic Studies Unit  presented a panel entitled Citations of the Qur’aninfo-icon in Islamic Literature at the Inaugural Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) in Edinburgh.

2nd July 2014
The Annual Meeting of the European Chapter Group (ECG) of the IIS Alumni Association took place against the backdrop of Mahdia (al-Mahdiyya), Tunisia, on 4-7 May 2014. Mahdia’s eminence as the first purpose-built capital of the Fatimid state in Ifriqiyainfo-icon provided the key focus of the meeting: Culture, Art and Architecture of the Fatimidsinfo-icon and its reflection in Modern Mahdia.

June 2014

30th June 2014

Alumni from across Canada and the United States experienced traditional southern hospitality at their annual general meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia, from 19-21 June, 2014.

24th June 2014

Professor Eric Ormsby has received The World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled.

18th June 2014

Three researchers from the Institute presented papers at the Joint Regional Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies on 22-24 May 2014 at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.