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.
Dr Farhad Daftary, Co-Director of the Institute, has been elected to the membership of the Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation’s Board of Directors. He has been and continues to be a consulting editor with them.
The present book provides a coverage of nearly 1300 years of the history of the Ismailiyya in an abbreviated manner, presenting a synthesis and summary of the latest scholarship in the field. This work is primarily addressed to historians, and covers the entire source materials: manuscripts, historic works, doctrinal sources, principal studies of Eastern and Western scholars concerning the Ismaili movement.