Drs Shainool Jiwa and Arzina Lalani presented papers in Ankara, on 18-22 August 2014, as part of a panel at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES).
Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of the Institute, was appointed a lifetime member ofAccademia Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, in November
The IIS Alumni Association is pleased to announce the appointment of its elected leadership for the Asian, European and North American Chapter Groups.
The IIS is pleased to announce the publication of M. Brett Wilson’s book Translating the Qur’an in an Age of Nationalism: Print Culture and Modern Islam in Turkey, the eleventh in the Qur’anic Studies Series
Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor has recently published a book entitled Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate.
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.
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).
Professor Neuwirth aims at portraying the Qur’an in what she sees as its first and original manifestation – as the proclamation of Prophet Muhammad addressed to his listeners.
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.
Russian scholarship on Central Asian Ismaili Muslims represents a rich intellectual tradition which dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century...
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.
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.
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.
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’an in Islamic Literature at the Inaugural Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) in Edinburgh.
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.
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.
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.