Third International Ismaili Studies Conference (2021) Program & Registration
We are pleased to announce the Program for the “Third International lsmaili Studies Conference: Histories, Philosophies and Communities” (ISC2021), organized by the Leiden University Shii Studies Initiative. This year, ISC2021 will be held virtually on Zoom from Friday, August 6 to Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The full program with panel schedule can be downloaded at the link in the column at the right hand side.
This Conference builds on the progress of the 2014 and 2017 Ismaili Studies Conferences held at the University of Chicago and Carleton University respectively. These conferences are a progressive and autonomous endeavor for presenting the work of academics based in universities and research establishments and independent scholars engaging with the intellectual space termed broadly called “Ismaili Studies”.
ISC2021 is pleased to welcome speakers from multiple countries with presentations on a variety of academic and constructive themes. This year's ISC includes:
Keynote Address by Prof. Karim H. Karim on Friday, August 6 at 1:00pm (EST).
Scholarly panels on Ismaili history and historiography, esoteric exegesis, devotional literature, contemporary Ismaili theological reflection, and modern Ismaili leadership, identity, and religiosity.
the announcement of the (inaugural) 2021 Karim and Rosemin Karim Prize;
a concluding Scholars Roundtable featuring senior scholars of Ismaili Studies.
ISC2021 is proud to host the following presenters: Zabya Abo Aljadayel, Elizabeth Alexandrin, Ali Asgar Alibhai, Afsana Amirali Jiwani, Navid Amiri, Khalil Andani, Ali Asani, Musheg Asatryan, Matthew Barber, Daniel Beben, Jose Bellver, Alyshea Cummins, Alijan Damani, Alyjan Daya, Khayal ‘Aly Dhanidina, Fârès Gillon, Chorshanbe Goibnazarov, Shiraz Hajiani, Sumaiya Hamdani, Javad T. Hashmi, Perwaiz Hayat, David Hollenberg, Shanaz Salim Hunzai, Kainat Jalaluddin, Karim Javan, Taha Juzer Tyebkhan, Karim H. Karim, Tazim R. Kassam, Behnaz Keybakhi, Arzina R. Lalani, Mohammad Magout, Alex Matthews, Rizwan Mawani, Amaan Merali, Farhad Mortezaee, Shin Nomoto, Nadim Pabani, Ismaili Poonawala, Aslisho Qurboniev, Kumail Rajani, Miklós Sárközy, Mansour Shakarmamadov, Alexander Morse Shepard, Kasra Shiva, Sascha Ian Stans, Iqbal Surani, Nagib Tajdin, Aziz Talbani, Huzefa Tawawalla, Karim Tharani, Alexander Treiger, Gowart Van Den Bossche, Paul Walker, and Syed A. H. Zaidi.
The Twitter Handle for the conference is: #1SC2021