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:
- The Summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21 competitions for FLAS fellowships are now open. Please visit the HLS FLAS website for details.
- See the press release about the successful Title VI applications of the Islamic Studies Program and its many SGIS colleagues.
Fall 2019 Events
- Lara Harb (Princeton)
"Literary Representation in Classical Arabic Literature"
Sept. 19, 2019
- Richard W. Bulliet (Columbia)
Sinor Faculty Fellowship Lecture
"The Two-Ox Mystery"
Sept. 24, 2019
- Dimitrios Antoniou (Columbia)
"Accounting for Absence: The Athens Mosque and the Limits of Liberal Discourse"
Sept. 26, 2019
- The 2019 Great Lakes Adiban Society Workshop
Sept. 28-29, 2019
- Jennifer Pruitt (Wisconsin)
"Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Medieval Egyptian Architecture"
Oct. 3, 2019
- Bernadette Andrea (UCSB)
"Other Renaissances, Multiple Easts, and Transversal Contact Zones: Teresa Sampsonia Sherley’s Journey from Persia to Poland, 1608-11"
Oct. 3, 2019
- "The Fragmentation of Religious Authority in Muslim Africa: An International Workshop"
IU Europe Gateway, Berlin
Oct. 10-12, 2019
- Saïd Amir Arjomand (Stony Brook)
"Messianism and Sociopolitical Revolution in the Islamicate Civilization"
Oct. 22, 2019
- Deborah Tor (Notre Dame)
Yuri Bregel Lecture
"Chivalry (futuwwa) in the Medieval Eastern Islamic World" Nov. 5, 20197
- Mika Natif (GWU)
Texts & Manuscripts of the Muslim World Seminar
"Created Wonder: The Story of Plato Making Music and a Multifaceted Mughal Organ"
Nov. 7, 2019
- Schirin Amir-Moazami (FU Berlin)
"The ‘Muslim Question’ in Europe: On the Politics of Knowledge Production"
Nov. 12, 4pm, GISB 1106
- In Spring 2020, we welcome Jessica Gerschultz, Nathaniel Mathews, Domenico Ingenito, Ainsley Cameron, and others.