Dr Alessandro Cancian presents his paper entitled ‘Shi'i Sufism and Mystical Exegesis in the Light of Recent Research’ at the International Qur'anic Studies Association.
The Annual Meeting of the European Chapter Group (ECG) of the IIS Alumni Association took place in Athens, Greece, on 19 – 21 May 2015. The meeting commenced with a welcome address from the ECG President Dr Dagikhudo Dagiev (GPISH 2003), who introduced the theme of the meeting: The Translation Movement between Greek and Arabic Philosophy.
The graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the Institute’s Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) was held on 11th April 2015 at The Ismaili Centre, London. Students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America graduated at the ceremony with a double Master’s degree: an MA in Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations) and an MTeach (Master of Teaching). Both of the degrees are awarded by the University College London, Institute of Education.
From its modest beginnings in the late 1970s, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has developed into a vibrant centre of learning, addressing not only the needs of the international Ismaili community, but also contributing to and participating in the contemporary debates of the Muslim world at large.