Drs Nuha al-Sha‘ar and Asma Hilali, of the Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS, attended the conference entitled Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Impact at the University of Gottingen, Germany.
Thirteen students marked the completion of their studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies at a graduation ceremony for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) Class of 2013.
The eleventh annual Summer Programme on Islam was held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, from 11th – 18th August 2013.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announce that it has awarded the Zahid Ali Scholarship to Dr Sean W. Anthony, Assistant Professor of Islamic History in the Department of History at the University of Oregon.
Dr Miklos Sarkozy, Visiting Research Associate in the Institute’s Department of Academic Research and Publications was a chief panellist at The Sixth Biennial Congress of The Association for the Study of the Persianate Societies in Sarajevo from 2-6 September 2013.
The new cohorts of students enrolled on the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) have arrived at the IIS and are beginning their studies.
The Asian Chapter Group of the Institute of Ismaili Studies organised their Annual General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey from 4th-7th of July, 2013.
On 2 July 2013, the IIS and AKU-ISMC were visited by a delegation from the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) of China.
The Department of Curriculum Studies (DCS) at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has launched the first cycle of the annual internship programme for graduates of the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) this year.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) on 26 June 2013 hosted a book launch at the Ismaili Centre in London Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution- Mechanisms for Legal Redress in the Muslim Communityby Mohamed M Keshavjee.
Dr Stephen Burge, Research Associate in the Institute’s Qur’anic Studies Unit, attended the American Oriental Society (AOS) Annual Meeting, held in Boston, USA.
Professor Wilferd Madelung, Senior Research Fellow at the IIS, received the Farabi International Award from Iran’s Ministry of Islamic Guidance and Culture for his outstanding contributions to Islamic and Iranian studies.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to announce the publication of an English translation of the text on the fourth Fatimid Imam-caliph, al-Mu‘izz li-Din Allah, from Idris ‘Imad al-Din’s ‘Uyun al-akhbar.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), in a report out this month.
Dr Omar Alí-de-Unzaga and Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor presented papers at a conference honouring Professor Ismail Poonawala’s career held at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) on 23 May 2013.