IIS sponsors a Panel on Social Aspects of the Fatimid Experience at MESA 2012

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) hosted a panel presentation at the 2012 Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA) conference held in Denver, Colorado, USA from 17th-20th November 2012. The panel entitled, Social Aspects of the Fatimid Experience, built on last year’s panel, Fatimid Studies, as part of the Institute’s ongoing work in the field of Shi‘i Studies.


Educational Field Trips


Second-year GPISH students visit Cordoba and Granada where they get to grips with the rich history, art, architecture and social, political and cultural history of Muslim Spain. 

The trip contributes to the attainment of learning objectives of the GPISH modules in which the focus is on learning about the formation of political and religious identity through the medium of art and architecture.


IIS Publishes New Translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Last Known Work

The IIS, in collaboration with I.B.Tauris is pleased to announce the publication of a new English translation of the last known work of 11th-century poet and philosopher Nasir-i Khusraw. “The things of this world are so many questions without answers,” wrote Nasir-i Khusraw deciding to give the book the title Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn, or “the joining of the two wisdoms” for it is a book of questions and answers about the world — or at least those questions he felt he could answer. 


IIS Organises MESA Panel on Fatimid Studies

The IIS organised a panel presentation at the 45th Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) conference held in Washington DC, USA. The panel, entitled Fatimid Studies, continued on from the previous year’s panel, Approaches to Governance in the Fatimid Period, and reflected the Institute’s ongoing work in the fields of Ismaili and broader Shi‘i Studies.

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