Islamic History and Thought Lecture Series (IHTLS) is designed to invite scholars of various international academic institutions, specialising in intellectual, social and political aspects of medieval and early modern Islamic societies, to present and discuss their research. IHTLS is hosted by the Institute of Ismaili Studies (London) and convened by Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov since November 2023 (previously Dr Fârès Gillon).

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Orkhan Mir-Kasimov

Associate Professor

Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov is an Associate Professor at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. He is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and his teaching focuses on Islamic history, Shiʿi history and thought, and Islamic mysticism. Find out more on Dr Mir-Kasimov's research and publications.

Between Zulaykha and Joseph

David Hollenburg explores Shiʿi interpretations of Surat Yusuf, including the work of Jaʿfar b. Mansur al-Yaman and Abu al-Fath al-Baghdadi. 


09 May, 2024 at 17:00