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Watch highlights and two of the keynote addresses delivered by eminent scholars in the field, Dr Farhad Daftary and Professor Gerhard Böwering, shed light on the Post-Mongol Shi'i Milieu in Iran and the Confluence of Mysticism and Messianism in...
Naguib Kheraj, IIS Board of Governor; Professor Deborah Johnston, Pro-Director Learning and Teaching, SOAS; Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS; Dr Farhad Daftary, Director, IIS. 
On 6 September 2018, the IIS hosted a celebratory event at the Aga Khan Centre to commemorate the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between SOAS University of London and The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS). The Memorandum of Agreement is a...
Now Available the latest publication in the Shii Heritage Series
This publication provides an analysis of Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani’s thought and sheds new light on the many layers of allusion which characterise his writings. Through a translation and analytical commentary of the eighth chapter of his Kitab al-...
Islam an Illustrated Journey is a Diamond Jubilee publication produced by Azimuth Editions in conjunction with The Institute of Ismaili Studies. The book is a timely reminder of Islam’s rich legacy and pluralistic heritage and takes readers on a...
Find out more about the key initiatives and achievements of IIS in its fortieth anniversary year. The IIS Update includes information about the Institute’s recent and forthcoming projects, as well as news about its publications and staff.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. 

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