The Third International Ismaili Studies Conference: Histories, Philosophies and Communities is being convened by Dr. Khalil Andani (Assistant Professor of Religion, Augustana College) and Dr. Ahab Bdaiwi (University Lecturer Arabic & Medieval Philosophy & Late Antique Intellectual History, Leiden University) of the Leiden University Shii Studies Initiative.
This year, #ISC2021 will be held virtually from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
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This year’s ISC includes: Keynote Address by Prof. Karim H. Karim; several panels on Ismaili history, esoteric exegesis, literature, and contemporary Ismaili theological reflection; and the announcement of the (inaugural) 2021 Karim and Rosemin Karim Prize; and a concluding Scholars Roundtable featuring senior scholars of Ismaili Studies.
The conference is inclusive of all geographical regions pertinent to the broad lsmaili movement and values the study of its entire temporal presence without privileging a specific historical period. It also addresses lsmaili communities’ relations with the wider Shia, Muslim and other societies as well as articulations of thought and faith in between dominantly defined religious and cultural domains.