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Many of us are curious about other cultures with a hunger for experiencing the “out of the ordinary”, and we satisfy this desire in different ways. For some this may involve physically travelling to other parts of the world, whilst for others it may...
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.
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...
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...
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-...

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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