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:
- See the press release about the successful Title VI applications of the Islamic Studies Program and its many SGIS colleagues.
- Please see our list of Fall 2018 Islamic Studies-related courses
Fall 2018 Events
- David G. Atwill (Penn State)
"The Paradox of Belonging: Tibetan Muslims and 20th Century Tibet"
Sept 6, GISB 3067, 4pm
- Nathan J. Brown (GWU)
"Is There a Future for Islamist Parties in the Arab World?"
Sept 6, GISB 1106, 5:30pm
- A. Azfar Moin (UT Austin)
"The Mughal Policy of 'Peace with All' Religions (Sulh-i Kull): History and Pre-History"
Sept 13, GISB 2067, 5:30pm
- Selim Kuru (UW)
"Pros and Cons of Marriage: A Celibate Ottoman Scholar's View from the 16th Century"
Oct 18, 4pm
- Peter Mandaville (George Mason)
"The Ambivalence of Islam in US Foreign Policy"
Oct 18, IMU Persimmon Rm, 5pm
- Hamid Dabashi (Columbia)
NELC Seventeenth Annual Jwaideh Lecture
"The Sunnis, The Shi’is, and the Sushis"
Oct 23, IMU President's Room, 6pm
- Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar (Texas A&M)
"Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran"
Oct 25, GISB 2067, 4pm
- Sana Haroon (U Mass-Boston)
"On Sacred Ground: Emerging Control in South Asian Mosques"
Nov 8, GISB 1060, 4pm