Welcome to the Islamic Studies Program
The Islamic Studies Program advances critical research about Islam and the Muslim world and facilitates access to knowledge in the field for students, scholars, professionals, and the general public. The Program designs and supports curricular and collaborative initiatives and assists faculty and students in developing research projects that focus on the rich diversity of Muslim history, politics, culture, thought, and practice. Relying on extensive faculty resources and on Indiana University’s unrivaled reputation for profound linguistic and cultural training, the Program offers opportunities for the study, exploration, and better understanding of Islam and Muslim peoples and practices around the world. Read more about the Program.
About the Program:
Upcoming Fall 2016 Events
- Rian Thum (Loyola Univ. New Orleans)
2016 Yuri Bregel Lecture
"Contemporary Chinese Central Asia in Deep Historical Context"
Nov. 14, 2016, 4:00pm
IMU Walnut Room
- Iranian Studies Workshop Talk
Alexander Shepard (NELC)
"Ali Shariati: Ideologue of the Iranian Revolution"
Discussant: John Walbridge (NELC)
Nov. 16, 2016, 12:00pm
- Radha Pandey
"Islamic-World Papermaking: History & Technique"
November 17, 2016, 5:00pm
The Lilly Library
Islamic-World Papermaking Workshop
November 18, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm
School of Fine Arts, Room 230 Textiles Studio
- Nile Green (UCLA)
"The Afghan Discovery of Buddha: Archaeology and Nationalism in Pre-War Afghanistan"
Dec. 2, 2016, 1:30pm
- Stay tuned for news about spring 2017 events, including visits by Joseph Hellweg (FSU), on Islamic praise-songs and heroic epics in Côte d’Ivoire; our Authority in Islam in Russia and Muslim Eurasia Workshop; artist Sandow Birk, on his American Qur'an; and tours of Islamic art and artifacts at the Lilly Library and Eskenazi Museum of Art.
- Visit our Upcoming Events page for further details.
- See our spring 2017 semester list of courses.