Mr. Karim Javan
Manuscript Cataloguer & Researcher


Karim completed his BA and MA in Persian Literature in Ferdowsi Unviersity of Mashhad, Iran in 1999 before pursuing a Graduate Program in Islamic Studies and Humanities (class of 2004) at the IIS. After graduating from IIS, he completed an MPhil in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge. After graduation, he worked for the IIS as a website translator as well as started teaching Persian at AKU- ISMC (Aga Khaninfo-icon University) as well as IIS. A year later, he started his project of cataloguing Persian Ismaili manuscripts at the IIS Library. Karim has recently joined ISCU to work specifically on the Persian manuscript collection. He is currently finalising a catalogue of Persian Ismaili manuscripts housed at the IIS. Simultaneously, he is also working on his PhD dissertation on the idea and the history of “Qiyāma” in Ismaili history, with particular attention to the Qiyāma Proclamation in Alamutinfo-icon.