Category Archives: Institute of Ismaili Studies

IIS Announces PhD Scholarship Awards for 2010

Since 1997, The Institute of Ismaili Studies has been awarding doctoral scholarships to suitable candidates whose work contributes to the academic mandate of the IIS. The two recipients of the 2010 cycle of the scholarship are Laila Kadiwal and Sorbon … Continue reading

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IIS scholars participate in World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies

Several IIS scholars took part in the third World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), held in Barcelona from 19 to 24 July, 2010. This year’s Congress was hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. IIS publications were also on … Continue reading

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IIS: In Memory of Professor Mohammed Arkoun

Professor Mohammed Arkoun, one of the most prominent and influential figures in Islamic Studies, passed away in Paris on 14 September 2010 at the age of 82 years. Professor Arkoun was Senior Research Fellow in the IIS’ Department of Academic … Continue reading

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IIS: Diversity and Pluralism in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Discourses amongst Muslims

For more than fourteen hundred years, Muslims have held multiple and diverging views about many aspects of their religious tradition including religious authority, ritual practice, political power, law and governance, civic life, and the form and content of individual and … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Studies Lecture on Pragmatic Aspects of the Religious Text

The Qur’anic Studies Unit hosted an occasional lecture by Dr Asma Hilali of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris entitled Pragmatic Aspects of the Religious Text: The San‘a Qur’an Palimpsest in May 2010. In her presentation, Dr Hilali … Continue reading

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IIS: STEP Cycle 5 Announcement‏

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Fifth Lecture in Shi‘i Studies Lecture Series

The fifth lecture in the Shi‘i Studies Lecture Series was entitled The Zaydi Reception of Abu l-Husayn al-Basri and Ibn al-Malahimi: Husam al-Din ‘Abd Allah b. Zayd al-‘Ansi (d. 1268 CE) and his Kitab al-Mahajja al-bayda. It was delivered by … Continue reading

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