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:
- Funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students are now available.
- See our Spring 2018 list of courses.
- We thank our Fall 2017 visitors and collaborators for their time and effort in helping the Islamic Studies Program with its research and outreach efforts.
- Work on our Authority in Islam initiative continues, with our first volume of essays with IU Press set to appear in AY18-19 based on our international workshop, Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia.
Spring 2018 EVENTS
- Lauren Osborne (Whitman College)
"Hearing and Feeling the Recited Qur'an"
Jan 23 @ 5:30pm
Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall
- Rano Turaeva (Max Planck)
"Post-Soviet Religious Transformation in Russia: Islam in Russia"
Jan 24 @ 12pm, GISB 3067
- Meagan Todd (IU Russian Studies Workshop)
"The Political Geography of New Religious Sites in Moscow's Neighborhoods"
Jan 25 @ 4pm, GISB 2134
- Sean Hall (CEUS)
"Tajikistan, Iran, and the Politics of Friendship"
Discussant: Marianne Kamp (CEUS)
Feb 8 @ 11:30am, GISB 1060
- Nur Amali Ibrahim (IU REL/INTL)
"Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility"
Feb 22 @ 4pm, GISB 2134
- Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU)
"Treason, Prison, and Muslim Cookies: Fresher Perspectives on the History of Islam in China"
March 28 @ 4pm, GISB 1106
- Hussein Banai (IU INTL)
"Against Liberalism: Islamic Constitutionalist Thought in Modern Iran"
March 30 @ 12pm, GISB 3134
- Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard)
NELC Danner Lecture: "Medieval Kashan: Crossroads of Commerce and Culture"
April 12 @ 6:30pm, IMU Federal Room
- Check back for details about:
- A mini-Workshop on Authority in Islam in South Asia (April 18), with Ruby Lal (Emory), Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst (Vermont), Ali Altaf Mian (Seattle), and Gyanendra Pandey (Emory).
- A Workshop, "Making Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Islamic Art and Architecture," organized by Margaret Graves (March 1-2).
- A visit from Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Illinois), April 4.