Souvenirs from the Ismaili Studies Conference

Reporting from Ismaili Studies Conference – University of Chicago

Reports from First Ever Ismaili Study Conference at University of Chicago. We have several Ismailis here from Canada and USA – including a contingent of STEP teachers from USA, several senior ITREB scholars and wa’zin/missionaries from Canada, IIS scholars, scholars from the Bohra Ismaili community, and members of the academic community. There are about 150+…

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Aga Khan University | ​iERG proposes a radical new vision to advance woman and child health

Pakistan is among the five countries with the highest numbers of maternal deaths In its 2014 Annual Report, Every Woman, Every Child: A Post-2015 Vision​, the UN’s independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health has proposed radical new arrangements for advancing health of women and children in an…

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Aga Khan Museum | Screen Art Products installation of graphics for the “In Search of the Artist” exhibit

Screen Art Products installation of graphics at the temporary exhibition area of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. All the graphics were screen printed directly on the walls — Daniel Fobert All images copyright Ismailimail/ASJM Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani…

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Aga Khan University Examination Board | Results test candidate’s preparedness for academic rigour and vocational inclinations

This year the September exam session was held in eight cities across Pakistan, testing candidates from 74 affiliated schools. “We offer a number of additional subjects over and above the compulsory and elective subjects at the SSC and HSSC levels,” said AKUEB Director of Operations Karima Kara. “This is to ensure that our candidates can…

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Join Aga Khan Foundation, USA & Greater San Francisco Area Volunteers for PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA.

San Francisco Partnership Walk  and Inaugural Partnership Run events are scheduled to take place on October 19, 2014 at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA. This family-friendly event will host food, entertainment, a zumba warm-up to get you started and a professional track for the running course. Registration is open now for all runners in your age bracket for…

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: University Seminar Series – Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Young people bring energy, capacity and ingenuity to economies and communities. Yet 73 million young people across the globe continue to look for work without many opportunities. Innovative initiatives, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan, as well as community driven initiatives in Canada, are paving a path to increase economic opportunities for…

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Mayor Annise Parker, Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 17, 2014 – Mayor Parker, as the Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker,…

San Francisco Raises Over $275K for Aga Khan Foundation Programs

India West | AKF’s 20th Anniversary Partnership Walk in San Francisco Set for Oct. 19

Fremont, Calif. — The Aga Khan Foundation’s 20th anniversary Partnership Walk at Central Park, Lake Elizabeth, here Oct. 19 will mark the 100th walk since the very first Walk in Los Angeles in 1995, attracting over 440,000 participants over almost two decades. Partnership Walks across the nation is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation USA…

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First-ever Austin PartnershipsInAction Run banks good will, $50K & 300 People show support to end Global Poverty

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 15, 2014. On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 300 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Austin Partnership Run at Brushy Creek Sports Park in Cedar Creek. The Austin Partnership Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy…

Arts UChicago: Ismaili Studies Conference Keynote Programme

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago – Logan Center for the Arts: Ismaili Studies Conference – Public Music Engagement – Silk Road Rising

The Keynote Programme concludes a three day re-examination of Islamic studies. Beginning with Meet Mosque Alert, a presentation by Silk Road Rising theatre group’s Jamil Khoury, the evening concludes with a concert of classical and modern Islamicate music by UChicago’s Middle East Music Ensemble. Jamil Khoury will present Meet Mosque Alert which grows out of…

ISC - Islamicate Studies Symposium

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago: Islamicate Studies Symposium

The Islamicate Studies Symposium (ISS) is occasioned by the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Marshall Hodgson’s Venture of Islam, which introduced novel and scrupulous epistemological, intellectual, methodological and historiographic approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim civilisations. Pivotal amongst a very small group of groundbreaking scholars, his work helped to transform the field…

ISC - Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium - Teaching Islam

Event – October 18 | University of Chicago: Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium – Teaching Islam

Over fifty years ago, Marshall Hodgson (1922-1968), Professor of Islamic Studies, Chair of the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and author of the Venture of Islam, taught that if a Martian came to Earth in the 16-17th Century, the visitor to Earth would have observed Muslim Civilizations to be dominant. The Ottomans (1301-1923)…

ISC - Ismaili Studies Conference

Event – October 16-17 | University of Chicago: Ismaili Studies Conference

The scope of Ismaili studies encompasses some 1400 years of Islamicate histories, thought, practices, demographies and cultures. Rather than approach these in atomised fashion based on periodisation or geography, the Conference will put experts across disciplines along with young researchers into conversations focused around cross-cutting conceptual themes. The Ismaili Studies Conference is a two day…

Nadir Mohamed appointed distinguished CEO in residence of Ryerson University

Nadir Mohamed appointed distinguished CEO in residence of Ryerson University

“Nadir Mohamed brings to the Ryerson community a wealth of current knowledge and valuable insights from his long and illustrious career in the communications and media business. He will be a terrific resource for our students and faculty members, and his appointment will greatly enhance learning and teaching at Ryerson,” — Mohamed Lachemi, provost and…

Aga Khan Museum

The Huffington Post Religion | Toronto Welcomes Ismaili Center, Museum To Dispel Stereotypes About Islam

In opening the museum, Harper praised the Aga Khan, who “has greatly contributed to demystifying Islam, throughout the world, by stressing its social traditions of peace, of tolerance and of pluralism.” “The center creates an understanding of the values, ethics, culture and heritage of Ismaili Muslims,” a statement from Canada’s 90,000-strong Ismaili community said. Religion…

Shanghai Daily

Shanghai Daily 上海日报 | Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum reveals marvel of China’s impact on Islamic art

In many ways it’s a temple [Aga Khan Museum] to the graciousness of Islamic thought that is a foundation of the Aga Khan’s ethos. His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan IV commented that the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto reflects his families’ ongoing commitment to pluralism and to the promotion of understanding…

Archnet - HIAA - Fourth Biennial Symposium at AKM

Event – October 16-18 | ARCHNET Focus on Aga Khan Museum: Historians of Islamic Art Association – Fourth Biennial Symposium

In partnership with the Historians of Islamic Art (HIAA), the Aga Khan Museum (AKM) organizes the Fourth Biennial Symposium on the theme of “Forms of Knowledge and Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art.” Over the course of two days, the symposium will present eight thematic sessions with 32 international speakers on Islamic art and architecture. Click…

Archnet - HIAA - Fourth Biennial Symposium

ARCHNET Special Focus| Aga Khan Museum: Historians of Islamic Art Association – Fourth Biennial Symposium

To mark the Historians of Islamic Art (HIAA), Fourth Biennial Symposium, Archnet highlights the history of Islamic Art & Architecture. Accelerate your awareness, Discover, Explore and Learn more – click on the images below for collection details   One of the artifacts from the Aga Khan Museum Collection: Young Man Carried Off by a Giant Bird,…

Khalil Andani's Presentation: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

Khalil Andani’s Presentation in Chicago: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw

As part of the Ismaili Studies Conference taking place at the University of Chicago​,​ Khalil Andani will be presenting his paper titled “F​​rom Divine Word to Prophetic Word: Revelation in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw.” This presentati​​on will discuss how Nasir-i Khusraw, an 11th century Ismaili Muslim da’i, philosopher and poet understood the process in…

Many Ways to Give

Aga Khan University: Many Ways to Give

Here are many ways to give to the University Hospital. AKU’s passionate supporters come from across the continents. No matter the size, gifts from students, their parents, alumni, faculty and staff will join with the contributions of thousands of other AKU friends to shape University today and into the future.​ Support AKU from where you live.​​​…

UBC professor introduces Maker Days to African educators

UBC professor introduces Maker Days to African educators

Prof. Pauline Rea-Dickins, director at Aga Khan University’s Tanzanian campus Institute for Educational Development, says the Maker Day event was well received and she loved the buzz and excitement that filled the room during the activity sessions. Participants inspired to integrate ‘making’ into the classroom UBC Okanagan’s Maker Days has gone global. Maker Days debuted…

AKM - HIAA

Event – October 16-18 | Aga Khan Museum: Forms of Knowledge and Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art

Following the highly successful and stimulating HIAA Biennial Symposium held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012, the executive board of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) agreed to hold its next symposium at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Occurring one month after the Aga Khan Museum’s opening, the Fourth Biennial Symposium…