Category Archives: Seminars/Workshops

Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Academic Publications Announcement: Cluster Launch of the Muslim Civilisations Abstracts Series

The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) is pleased to announce a lecture and discussion about its Muslim Civilisations Abstracts (MCA) series, to take place at the University of Edinburgh on 30 September 2010. The … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Lecture: The Qur´an: A Primer for Non-Muslims

Jun 11, 2010 1:30 PM at the Caroline Wiess Law Building Friday, June 11, 1:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, June 12, 4:00 p.m. The Qur´an: A Primer for Non-Muslims Muslims believe that the Qur´an was revealed directly from God, Allah in … Continue reading

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AKU Seminar: The Perception of Muslims in the Christian Poetry

The Perception of Muslims in the Christian Poetry of the “Romanceros Fronterizos” in Medieval and Post-Medieval Spain Medieval Spain (Al-Andalus) was a place of multicultural intermingling. During the period so called “Reconquista”, the civilization of the Christian kingdoms were nurtured … Continue reading

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IIS: Khilaf and Authority between the Buyid and Safawid periods

Institute of Ismaili Studies Khilaf and Authority between the Buyid and Safawid periods Tuesday 27th April 2010 – 3pm  Dr Andrew J Newman Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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Presentation by Ratish Nanda, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentation by Ratish Nanda of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 20 April, 2010, 6pm Room 6-120 Massachusetts Inst. of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in conjunction with the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture … Continue reading

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Lectures on Musical and Cultural Diversity by Ted Levin

Ted Levin is a fascinating man. Upon my entrance into Shattuck 156 on Tuesday night for the “Ethnomusicologist as Cultural Entrepreneur” lecture, I was struck by an imposingly tall professor who is not only an expert on East Asian musical … Continue reading

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Concordia University is playing host to the Aga Khan Foundation Canada

During the month of March, Concordia is playing host to the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, an exhibit designed to showcase the work of the foundation, which invests heavily in building infrastructure in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. The exhibit, … Continue reading

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CAIRO LECTURE: Arabic Culture and the Problem of Modernity (IN ARABIC)

  CAIRO LECTURE: Arabic Culture and the Problem of Modernity (IN ARABIC)   Date: Sunday, March 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Presenter: Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture, Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, … Continue reading

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Summer 2010: Expressions of Diversity

Program Fee: $1100/$700/$650 The fee includes tuition, pre-reading materials, session hand-outs, refreshments and a formal dinner.  Application Deadline: 30 April 2010. Those applying after this date will be waitlisted. Please apply early as places are limited.  Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 … Continue reading

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Ismaili Youth Soccer Camp (IYSC) Vancouver 2010

Registratation for IYSC 2010 is open.  Take advantage of the early bird registration – see the details below under Cost.  We are looking forward to another fun filled, development camp for the kids.  Please take note that REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT … Continue reading

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Summer Program: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures

Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures This Summer Programme offers an opportunity to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim societies and cultures. The Programme is … Continue reading

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Chitral: Hazard Awarness workshop

Hazard awareness workshop for electronic and print media held at Chitral. By G. H. Farooqui CHITRAL: A day long strengthening local partnership and mainstreaming disaster risk reduction hazard Awareness workshop for print and electronic media held here in a local … Continue reading

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Outstanding Patrons, Beautiful Objects: Metaphors for Humanism and Enlightenment

Presented by Alnoor Merchant Head Librarian and Keeper of the Special Collections at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London Thu, February 18, 2010 5:00 PM • AVAYA Auditorium (ACES 2.302) Throughout history, a most significant impetus for the development of … Continue reading

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Live Event: Alnoor Merchant to discuss Aga Khan Museum collection and Muslim patronage of the arts

Alnoor Merchant, Senior Librarian and Keeper of the Ismaili collections at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, will be visiting several centres in the United States, to talk about the origins of historic artefacts in the Aga Khan Museum collection. … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Studies Workshop: Theories and Methods in Qur’an Commentaries

In October 2009, Dr Karen Bauer of IIS’ Qur’anic Studies unit organised a workshop on Theories and Methods in Qur’an Commentaries. The workshop was attended by prominent scholars from North America and Europe, including Andrew Rippin, Walid Saleh, Devin Stewart, … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University: Cultures without Borders

Special Lecture Series of Salman Ahmad UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Junoon Band Member & Peace Activist As a child, Salman Ahmad would listen eagerly to stories of India told by his maternal grandfather, who had come over to Pakistan during Partition. … Continue reading

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ArchNet: Two Lectures on Islamic Art

Two Lectures on Islamic Art by Mr. Alnoor Merchant Head Librarian and Keeper of the Special Collections The Institute of Ismaili Studies, LondonMonday, February 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm The University of Texas at Arlington Bluebonnet Room 701 S. Nedderman … Continue reading

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