In her latest work, ‘Al-Hira: An Arab cultural metropolis in Late Antiquity’ (Brill, 2013), Dr Isabel Toral-Niehoff, Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at ISMC, draws a vivid picture of this ancient frontier city which over 1,500 years ago was one of the main Arab urban hubs alongside Mekka, Naj
January 16, 2014
Dr Philip Wood’s recently published monograph, The Chronicle of Seert: Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq, published by Oxford University Press.
November 20, 2013
Dr Philip Wood, Assistant Professor at AKU-ISMC, writes about Kurdish nationalism in openDemocracy (an independent, public interest digital commons).
November 8, 2013
Dr Hadi Enayat, AKU-ISMC Visiting Lecturer, is the 2013 recipient of the biennial Mossadegh Prize, for his book Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform, 1906-1941 (Pelgrave Macmillan, 2013).
October 14, 2013
Fatemeh Shams, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) alumna, launched her first book of poetry under the title of '88', in London on Saturday 31st August. The collection, published by Gardoon, includes poems in both classical and modern forms.
September 3, 2013
Dr David Taylor appointed Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)
July 5, 2013
Dr Hine spoke about the Greek Orthodox community in Lebanon which, as a minority in this country, finds its voice through a variety of cultural expressions, both sacred and secular, that reflect the variegated identity of the community as a whole.
June 12, 2013
On 15 May 2013, Dr Toral-Niehoff gave a research lecture. Her paper, entitled Occult Sciences, Islam and the Pre-Islamic Past: The Case of Ibn Wahshiyyah, attracted a substantial audience of academics specialised in the topic from the Warburg Institute and the British Library
May 15, 2013
On April 17, 2013 Dr Pei-Chien Wu gave a research lecture at AKU-ISMC. The talk, entitled 'Fostering Muslim Identity: the Practice of Keluarga Angkat (foster family) among Muslim Converts in Malaysia’, stimulated a lively Q&A session
April 17, 2013