School of Global and International Studies

Islamic Studies Program

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.


Mapping the Landscapes of Islamic Studies at IU

Our 4th biennial Mapping conference will take place October 15, 2016, and will feature presentations by IU graduate students. The keynote address will be delivered by Chase F. Robinson, Distinguished Professor of History, and President, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The title of Professor Robinson's talk is: "Religion" in the Year 865.

Other Fall 2016 Events

  • Sholeh Quinn (UC Merced)
    "On the Reasons to Write History: An Unpublished Persian Manuscript from Mughal India"
    Sept. 21, 2016
  • Iranian Studies Workshop Talk
    Keith Wilson (IU Political Science)
    "Rethinking Domestic Explanations of Rivalry Fluctuation: Iran and Its Response to Shocks"
    Oct. 12, 2016, 12pm
    GISB 3015
  • Chase F. Robinson
    " 'Religion' in the Year 865"
    Oct. 15, 2016, 4:30pm
    IMU Dogwood Room
  • Ruby Lal (Emory)
    "The Small Things of History: Archive for Nur Jahan, the Great Mughal"
    Oct. 18, 2016, 5pm
    GISB 2067
  • Noah Salomon (Carleton)
    "For Love of the Prophet: The Art of Islamic State-Making in Sudan"
    Oct. 27, 2016, 4pm
    Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall
  • Panel Discussion about Islamophobia: Roots and Repercussions
    Oct. 27, 2016, 6:00-9:00pm
    GISB Auditorium
  • Rian Thum (Loyola New Orleans)
    "Contemporary Chinese Central Asia in Deep Historical Context"
    Nov. 14, 2016
  • Nile Green (UCLA)
    "The Afghan Discovery of Buddha: Archaeology and Nationalism in Pre-War Afghanistan"
    Dec. 2, 2016, 1:30pm
    GISB 1118
  • Tours of Islamic art at the Lilly Library (Sept.28 & Nov.9) and IU's Eskenazi Museum of Art (Oct.19). These tours are sponsored by Themester 2016, an initiative of the IU College of Arts + Sciences.

Visit our Upcoming Events page for further details.

Islamic Studies Program
Global and International Studies Building 2022
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-856-3977