The field research project - which is a mandatory requirement for GPISH - is undertaken by the students in the summer term, during their second year of study. Students select their topics, based on their research interests, which are also consonant with the scope and mission of the IIS.
The Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU) organised a first of its kind symposium entitled Before the Printed Word: Texts, Scribes and Transmissions on the manuscripts housed at The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Read an essay by Professor Wilferd Madelung on the most highly esteemed book on ethics in Persian, Akhlaq-i Nasiri , Nasirean Ethics, based on the works of Nasir al-Din Tusi.
Recent discoveries of Fatimid artefacts, manuscripts, and archeological sites has led to a renewed scholarly insterest in exploring the history, thought and material culture of the Fatimids.
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.