12th February 2018
The IIS is delighted to announce the release of the first book in the World of Islam series – in print, e-book and audiobook formats.
11th January 2018
The Institute of Ismaili Studies participated in the Annual Conference of the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America (MESA), a leading international academic organisation promoting research on the Muslim world.
24th November 2017
To mark the 40th anniversary of IIS, the Board of Governors hosted a celebration for staff, visiting faculty and students on Friday 24 November, with Prince Rahim Aga Khan in attendance.
23rd November 2017
18th September 2017
For the first time, this year’s North American Chapter Group (NACG) meeting was held at an international location - Al-Akhawayn University’s campus nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains in Ifrane, Morocco.
11th August 2017
Seeking inspiration from the rich historical discourse of arts and architecture in Muslim societies, the meeting aimed to create empathy towards, and foster better understanding of, the artistic and architectural expressions in South East Asia and the myriad ways in which it resonates with expressions of arts and architecture in other Muslim societies around the world.
4th August 2017
On 8-9 June, the University of Oxford in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation and the Global Centre for Pluralism, held the Oxford Symposium for Comparative and International Education, entitled, Re-Examining the Mission of Education and the Meaning of Learning in an Uncertain World.
19th June 2017
In May 2017, the Institute underwent a one-day monitoring review visit by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The purpose of the QAA is to safeguard standards for all Higher Education institutions in the UK, which includes Alternative Providers such as the IIS.
15th June 2017
5 June 2017 marked a symbolic milestone in the construction of our new academic building in King’s Cross, as the final piece was laid to the outer structure of the building in a ‘topping out’ ceremony.