The Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam, under the leadership of Professor Karim H. Karim, announces The Second International Ismaili Studies Conference (ISC) which will take place on March 9 and 10, 2017 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
This conference is titled Mapping a Pluralist Space in Ismaili Studies; it builds on the remarkable success of the Ismaili Studies Conference: State of the Field held at the University of Chicago in 2014.
These multidisciplinary gatherings are a progressive endeavour to provide opportunities for the presentation of research as well as for academic discussion and debate on the scholarly endeavour termed broadly as Ismaili Studies. They provide a pluralist locus for scholarship on the various entities and communities that are related to, have emerged from or are associated in other ways with Ismaili expressions of Islam in the past and the present. 63 professors, faculty of research institutions, independent scholars, and PhD candidates from 12 countries are slated to make presentations at the current conference (ISC 2017) in parallel sessions which will be organized in the streams of 1) Historical Presences, 2) Communities, Identities, Boundaries, and 3) Rethinking Heritage.
ISC 2017 features 18 panels, a town hall discussion, two exhibits, a music workshop, and a keynote lecture by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, Director of Harvard University’s Humanities Center and former Aga Khan Award for Architecture Master Juror and Steering Committee member.
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