The Shiʿi Studies Group is a forum for discussion and the presentation of studies, research and work-in-progress related to the academic study of Shiʿism covering a diverse set of textual and lived traditions, practices, philosophies and identities. The group covers Shiʿism in all periods, past and present, and is open to all disciplinary perspectives. Their next symposium will be held on April 1-2 at the University of Chicago.
Reinterpreting the Rāshidūn: Balancing Pluralism and Normativity in 21st Century Nizārī Ismāʿīlī Religious Education
– Aleem Karmali: Independent Researcher and Film Maker
Aleem Karmali has an MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and completed the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.
Other papers of note:
The Ismāʿīlī Daʿwa as an Institution of Learning in the Fatimid Period
– Paul Walker: Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Deputy Director for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago