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​​AKU-ISMC and Edinburgh University Press has published a new book titled Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past (April 2014).  ​
April 30, 2014
​​ISMC’s Dr Kathryn Spellman-Poots was part of a 5-member panel discussion at the United Nations Human Rights Council 25th session on March 14.
March 26, 2014
​​AKU-ISMC recently launched a multi-disciplinary research project on Governance for the Public Interest in Muslim Contexts. ​
March 14, 2014
​In her monograph, The New Muslims of Post-Conquest Iran: Tradition, Memory and Conversion​, Dr Sarah Bowen Savant examines how the adoption of Islam resulted in a gradual reinterpretation of the past and perceptions of identity.
February 8, 2014

​​​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.

January 16, 2014
​Dr Philip Wood, Assistant Professor at AKU-ISMC, writes about Kurdish nationalism​ in openDemocrac​y (an independent, public interest digital commons​).​​​​
November 8, 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 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


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