Western Indian Ocean

Event – April 28 | Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London, UK | Rethinking foreland and hinterland in the Indian Ocean world

Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU_ISMC), cordially invites everyone to join the online talk – Rethinking foreland and hinterland in the Indian Ocean world by Lindsey Stephenson, PhD candidate at Princeton University. The talk will be followed by discussion. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, movement around…

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations Virtual Open Day

Event – November 6 | Virtual: Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations MA in Muslim Culture

Find out about the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations MA in Muslim Culture. This virtual open day will give you the chance to engage with the Institute Director, MA Coordinator, faculty and students. EVENT: AKU-ISMC MA in Muslim Culture DATE: Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014 TIME: 13.00 (London) VENUE: Virtual Goto…

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

From the Prophet’s family tree to the present, ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in Muslim societies. So an understanding of genealogy is therefore vital to our understanding of Muslim societies, particularly with regard to the generation, preservation and manipulation of genealogical knowledge. These 9 case studies link genealogical knowledge…

Institute of Ismaili Studies announce merging of its library with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Institute of Ismaili Studies announces merging of its library with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Institute of Ismaili Studies is merging its library with the library of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations(ISMC) at the Aga Khan University (AKU). Since 1979, the IIS’ Library has been developing, preserving and maintaining a unique collection of books, articles, recordings and films, images, and other materials representative of Muslim traditions and…

Institute of Ismaili Studies and AKU-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ hosts Chinese Delegation

IIS and AKU-ISMC​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ hosts Chinese Delegation. This article has some interesting factoids about Chinese Muslims … a. “Chinese Islam” Islam traces its origins in China to the 7th century. b. There were some 23 million Muslims in China and that ten of the country’s 56 minorities are Muslim. c. 3 defining characteristics of the Muslim…

Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations: Review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education United Kingdom

Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations: Review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education United Kingdom

This is a report of a review under the Recognition Scheme for Educational Oversight conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) at The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC). The main purpose of the review was to: – make judgements about the…

Bridging the knowledge gap – Aga Khan University’s Muslim Civilisations Abstracts Project | Gulf Times

The communications revolution has greatly enhanced sharing of information. In the world of academic research, for example, there is a wealth of scholarly learning available in print and on-line. But if you examine the source of the information, a problem becomes apparent. Where is the input from countries which, for historical or economic reasons, are…

Malaysian Scholars Visit Aga Khan University – Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC)

April 25, 2012- Religious scholars from Malaysia engage in fruitful dialogue on culture, ethics and diverse traditions The Regent (and Crown Prince) of the Malaysian State of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra, in his capacity as President of the Perlis State Islamic Council and Malay Customs Council, and Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis, led valuable…

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Alfred Stepan write about the “Arab Spring” in Latest Issue of Journal of Democracy

April issue also features articles on Southeast Asia and Nicaragua In the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Democracy (JoD), Abdou Filali-Ansary, founding director and professor at the Institute of Muslim Civilisations of the Aga Khan University in London, writes, “Democratic legitimacy is becoming the only form of political legitimacy acceptable in Arab societies.…

SFU Muslim studies program comes home – Simon Fraser University

A joint SFU/Aga Khan University (AKU) summer program that ran in London, UK last summer will be offered in Vancouver this summer, July 9-20. Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures is designed to broaden understanding of Muslim cultures. The non-credit course is offered by SFU’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies…

International Summer Programme 2012 Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures

The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures Simon Fraser University (SFU-CCSMSC) And The Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations Aga Khan University (AKU-ISMC) present: International Summer Programme 2012 – Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures Monday, July 9 – Friday July 20, 2012 – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver…

New Challenges in the Study of Muslim Cultures: Lecture featuring speaker Abdou Filali-Ansary of Aga Khan University-ISMC

Agenda – October 26, 2011 – 11:30am: Lunch (complimentary, but please RSVP) 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lecture featuring speaker Abdou Filali-Ansary The School of Public Policy will host Abdou Filali-Ansary on Wednesday, October 26, as part “A Lecture in Honor of Seymour Martin Lipset.” Filali-Ansary is founding director and faculty at the Institute for the Study…

Convocation 2011 – The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, UK

Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in the United Kingdom held its third convocation on February 12, 2011 at School of Oriental and African Studies, University College of London, where 18 graduates received their MA in Muslim Cultures. The chief guest was Professor Richard Pring. Professor Pring is the Lead Director…

SFU Muslim studies program goes abroad

Simon Fraser University’s fourth annual offering of a summer program designed to broaden public understanding of an often misunderstood and feared group shifts to London, England this summer, July 18 to 29. SFU’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) and Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations…

The 2010 Gerda Henkel Prize goes to the expert on Islamic studies, Gudrun Krämer

The 2010 Gerda Henkel Prize, worth € 100,000, goes to the Berlin-based expert on Islamic studies Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gudrun Krämer. The biennial award was established in 2006 to honour academic researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. –snip– She also belongs to…

Second Graduation Ceremony of Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)

The second graduation ceremony of Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations took place on April 12, 2010. Held at the Brunei Gallery in London, the ceremony was attended by members of the university’s board of trustees, faculty and staff of the ISMC, students’ families, as well as guests from the academic…

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations’ Second Graduation Ceremony – Class of 2009

Based in London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) aims to strengthen research and teaching about the heritage of Muslim societies, giving specific attention to the challenges these societies face in contemporary settings. April 2010 Speech by Mr Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University http://www.aku.edu/university/Graduation2010/uk_FR_Speech_2010.shtml Graduating Students http://www.aku.edu/university/Graduation2010/uk_Grads.shtml Home…

Expressions of Diversity: An Introduction to Muslim Cultures: Summer 2010

This Summer Programme offers an opportunity to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim societies and cultures. The Programme is a joint production of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University) and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University). It is designed…

Diversity in Muslim cultures discussed

LONDON, Oct 24 (APP): A leading scholar has spoken of common roots of Muslim and European cultures and in discussing examples of their dynamic interactions has debunked claims of “clash of civilisation” in the wake of 9/11 events. Dr.Kathryn Spellman Poots, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at The Aga Khan University, London campus, spoke…

Summer Programme 2009 Expressions of Diversity: A Contemporary Introduction to Muslim Cultures

AKU-ISMC, in collaboration with the Simon Fraser University – The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (SFU-CCSMSC), offered a two week Summer Programme, ‘Expressions of Diversity: A Contemporary Introduction to Muslim Cultures’. The course was held in London from July 20 – 31, 2009. –snip– The Programme was attended by 35…

Expressions of Diversity — A Summer Programme on Muslim Cultures

From Simon Fraser University – July 20-31, 2009 – Aga Khan University, ISMC, London, UK Offered by AKU-ISMC and the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, the Summer Programme is ideal for those seeking a comprehensive and interactive contemporary introduction to Muslim cultures. The underlying…

Expressions of Diversity: A Contemporary Introduction to Muslim Cultures

Offered by AKU-ISMC and the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, the Summer Programme is ideal for those seeking a comprehensive and interactive contemporary introduction to Muslim cultures. The underlying principle of the Programme is that education about cultures is a necessary precursor to the…

Aga Khan University offering study courses in Muslim cultures

Program Details at AKU-ISMC website. LONDON, April 8 (APP): Aga Khan University in collaboration with its Canadian counterpart is offering a short 12‑day intensive courses on Muslim cultures at its Central London premises from July 20. Abdou Filali‑Ansary,Director, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, AKU, said Tuesday the short courses seek to promote a…

AKU-ISMC Holds Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

The 28th of February marked a significant institutional milestone for AKU-ISMC as it held its inaugural graduation ceremony. Eleven students were awarded their Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures at the ceremony, attended by members of the University’s Board of Trustees, AKU faculty and staff, students’ families, donors, dignitaries and members of the diplomatic corp.…

AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations’ First Graduation Ceremony in UK

Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in the United Kingdom held its first graduation ceremony on 28 February 2009 at the Royal Institute of British Architects, where graduates received their MA in Muslim Cultures. The chief guest was Dr Nouzha Guessous-Idrissi. Dr Nouzha Guessous-Idrissi is the chair of the International Bioethics…

Challenges of faith and education discussed at a seminar arranged by AKU-ISMC

LONDON, Jan 22 (APP)- A seminar on “Faith, Culture and Education” discussed the challenges facing the educationists and concluded that more input was required to deal with the issues in a coherent manner. The event was arranged by the Aga Khan University, Institute for the study of Muslim civilisations and the Commonwealth Foundation at the…

Seminar on ‘Governance and Development’ hosted by the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Post updated, with video news from British Satellite News Channel. LONDON, March 8 (APP): Chairman, National Commission for Government Reforms in Pakistan, Dr Ishrat Husain in his discourse at a seminar on ‘Governance and Development’ hosted here by the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), noted that the overall governance…

Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilization – Research Fellowship Position for 2008

Position: Research Fellowships for 2008 Institution: Aga Khan Development Network Location: United Kingdom Date posted: 2/5/2008 Application deadline: 2/29/2008 Social and cultural change in Muslim contexts Knowledge construction in the fields related to understanding cultures AKU-ISMC (http://www.aku.edu/ismc) invites proposals for two one-year research fellowships starting July 2008. Candidates with a PhD from any area of…

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations hosts film screening – An Islamic Conscience: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis

AKU-ISMC hosts film screening – An Islamic Conscience: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis On the 15th of January, AKU-ISMC hosted a film screening of An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis. The film screening was followed by a Q&A session with the Director and Filmmaker Shamir Allibhai. http://aku.edu/ismc/ismc-akfilmscrn.shtml