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Dr Farhad Daftary signs books for audience members at a book launch event in Mumbai, India earlier this month. ITREB India

The Co-Director of the IIS, Dr Farhad Daftary was recently in Mumbai to launch two new publications that trace the progress of modern Ismaili studies from the contributions of Wladimir Ivanow to contemporary times. The event was an opportunity for bridge-building among communities that share a common history.

The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS

The Institute of Ismaili Studies recently launched a major redesign of its website — www.iis.ac.uk. The updated site offers a complete new look and a smooth user experience that is compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

London, 26 March 2015 — The Institute of Ismaili Studies is once again inviting applications to their annual Summer Programme on Islam. This year’s programme will be held in Toronto, Canada between 16 – 22 August.

After completing the first two years of GPISH at the IIS, students spend their final year earning their Masters degree at a British university like Oxford, Cambridge or the School of Oriental and African Studies. The Institute of Ismaili Studies

What do a policy advisor at the US State Department, a lecturer at Oxford University and the Head of Graduate Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) have in common? All of them have pursued postgraduate studies the IIS.

Discover fascinating details about ancient cities recorded by Nasir Khusraw in his “Safar-nama”, from Balkh in Northern Afghanistan, to Aleppo, Jerusalem, Medina, Mecca and Basra.

Nasir Khusraw was a major Muslim intellectual, philosopher and traveller of the 11th century, and a prominent Shia Ismaili Da‘i. A new digital resource from The Institute of Ismaili Studies makes his famous Safar-nama accessible in a way that it never has been before.

Dr Farhad Daftary (right) and Dr Derryl MacLean engage in an on-stage conversation as part of the launch of the publication "Fortresses of the Intellect" at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

During a recent on-stage conversation held at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, Dr Farhad Daftary spoke about what motivated him to abandon his doctoral pursuits in Economics in the 1960s in order to seek out a future in Ismaili studies. The dialogue took place as part of a book launch for a recently published collection of scholarly perspectives on areas of Ismaili history and thought titled Fortresses of the Intellect.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies is inviting applications for its seven-day residential summer programme, to take place in Toronto between 11–17 August 2014. Open to post-graduate students, entrepreneurs and professionals from the Jamat, the programme takes a civilisational approach to developing an understanding of Islam and Muslim societies. The application deadline has been extended to 13 May 2014.

Horizons al-Ummah, a youth summer camp, provided an ideal field study on the development of Ismaili Muslim identity.

This past summer, students of The Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) travelled to seven different locations across the globe as part of their field research projects. Zuleikha Haji and Sehr Tejpar share accounts from two sides of the globe.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast of the 2011 Graduation for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities on Saturday, 22 October 2011 at 2:00 PM (London time). Professor David Ford of the University of Cambridge will deliver the Commencement Address.

» Watch the ceremony live at the IIS website.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies is holding a book launch for Arabic, Persian and Gujarati Manuscripts: The Hamdani Collection at 8:15 PM (BST) on Tuesday, 18 October 2011. The event will feature Professor Abbas Hamdani and Dr François de Blois.

» Watch the webcast live from here

Dr Aziz Esmail, a Governor of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, delivers the 2011 Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London on 15 March 2011.

Dr Aziz Esmail, a Governor of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, delivered the 2011 Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London. Reflecting on the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (peace be upon him and his family), he elucidates on the nature and evolution of cultural memory and its relationship with modernity.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast for individuals interested in its Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) on Saturday, 20 November.

Professor Mohammed Arkoun participating in an IIS alumni workshop held in 2005

Professor Mohamed Arkoun passed away in Paris on 14 September at the age of 82. An outstanding research scholar and a rigorous critic of the theoretical tensions embedded in the field of Islamic Studies, he was a courageous public intellectual and a powerful voice in the frequently contentious debates on Islamic modernism and humanism.

Yawm-e Ali 2010 Lecture on Imam Ali and the Power of Compassion by Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi at the Ismaili Centre, London.

The 2010 Yawm-e Ali Lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London was delivered on 14 July by Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi, Reasearch Fellow at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. In his lecture titled Imam Ali and the Power of Compassion, Dr Shah-Kazemi explored the role played by Rahma – divine compassion – in the teachings of Hazrat Ali.

Zain Verjee of CNN International hosts an on-stage conversation with Dr Amyn B. Sajoo about his book, “A Companion to the Muslim World”.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies recently launched A Companion to the Muslim World, the first book in a new series of publications on essential themes of Muslim heritage. Intelligently written, yet easy to read, the book aims to assist the non-specialist reader to better understand the Muslim world.

Alnoor Merchant, Head Librarian and Keeper of the Ismaili collections at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, speaks about the origins of historic artefacts in the Aga Khan Museum collection at the University of Texas at Arlington.

As part of a tour of several US centres, Alnoor Merchant from The Institute of Ismaili Studies spoke at the University of Texas in Arlington about the origins of historic artefacts in the Aga Khan Museum collection, and the role of patrons in the history of Islamic Art.

Following a talk he delivered at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in December 2009, Eboo Patel converses with audience members about the work of his Interfaith Youth Core.

Concluding a two-part series, Eboo Patel, the Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, discusses how his organisation overcomes the faith line and promotes religious pluralism by bringing young people together to engage in dialogue and service to the community. (Read the first part of this interview here.)

Eboo Patel, founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement, addressing an audience at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.

In the first of a two-part series, TheIsmaili.org spoke with Eboo Patel, the Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, an organisation that promotes mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions. Patel shares his understanding of religious pluralism and explains what motivates him in his work.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies has launched a redesigned website featuring a fresh new look and additional functionality that will enhance access to new and existing content.

This webcast has concluded. Thank you for your interest.

TheIsmaili.org hosted a live webcast by Professor Karim H Karim, Co-Director of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, for individuals interested in the Institute’s Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities on Saturday, 12 December 2009.

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