The Project on Shi`ism & Global Affairs
How are the Afghan Shia responding to the return of the Taliban? The target of Taliban violence and sectarian enmity in the 1990s, Shi’i communities confront an uncertain future. This talk will survey the evolution of the Shi’i landscape in Afghanistan since 2001 and examine how various actors are trying to adapt to the new Taliban order today.
Speaker: Robert D. Crews, Professor of History, Stanford University Department of History
Moderator: Payam Mohseni, Director of the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs, Harvard University.
For more information and to register, click here.
‘A Neo-Fatimid Treasury of Books: Arabic Manuscripts among the Alawi Bohras of Baroda’
Speaker: Dr Olly Akkerman (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Discussants: Dr Samira Sheikh (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Date: 30 September 2021
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm GMT
Location: Online (Zoom)
More info and registration: https://www.iis.ac.uk/events/neo-fatimid-treasury-books-arabic-manuscripts-among-alawi-bohras-baroda?utm_source=D0821&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IHTLS&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_11_9_2019_15_48_COPY_01)&mc_cid=c42416a85b&mc_eid=a1df03829b
Registration is now open for the Third International Ismaili Studies Conference.
This year, ISC2021 will be held virtually on Zoom from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Register at bit.ly/ismailistudiesconference
This year’s ISC includes:
* Keynote Address by Prof. Karim H. Karim on Friday, August 6 at 1:00pm (EST).
* Scholarly panels on Ismaili history and historiography, esoteric exegesis, devotional literature, contemporary Ismaili theological reflection, and modern Ismaili leadership, identity, and religiosity.
* the announcement of the (inaugural) 2021 Karim and Rosemin Karim Prize;
* a concluding Scholars Roundtable featuring senior scholars of Ismaili Studies.
Speakers include: Paul Walker, Ismail Poonawala, Ali Asani, David Hollenberg, Tazim Kassam, Mushegh Asatryan, Karim H. Karim, Shin Nomoto and many more.
‘The Historical Roles of Jihād in Sunnī-Shīʿī Relations’
The Journal of the Middle East and Africa Volume 12, 2021 – Issue 2
It is with deep sadness that the Institute for Ismaili Studies (IIS) announces the untimely loss of Dr Janis Esots, colleague and esteemed scholar.
An obituary can be found here: