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 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"
- Rano Turaeva (Max Planck)
"Post-Soviet Religious Transformation in Russia: Islam in Russia"
- Meagan Todd (IU Russian Studies Workshop)
"The Political Geography of New Religious Sites in Moscow's Neighborhoods"
- Sean Hall (CEUS)
Iranian Studies Lecture: "Tajikistan, Iran, and the Politics of Friendship"
Discussant: Marianne Kamp (CEUS)
- Nur Amali Ibrahim (IU REL/INTL)
"Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility"
- Lev Hakak (UCLA)
"The Emergence of Hebrew Creativity in Iraq and the Transition to Israel"
- Art & Architectural History Workshop:
"Making Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Islamic Art and Architecture"
- Alexander Shepard (NELC)
Iranian Studies Lecture: "Re-examining the Cultural Thesis of the Iranian Revolution: Shia Islam, Revolution, and Monarchy"
Discussant: Seema Golestaneh (CEUS)
- Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU)
"Treason, Prison, and Muslim Cookies: Fresher Perspectives on the History of Islam in China"
- Hussein Banai (IU INTL)
"Against Liberalism: Islamic Constitutionalist Thought in Modern Iran"
- Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Illinois)
"Foucault in Iran: Philosophical Contemplations on Historical Possibilities"
- SeyedAmir Asghari (NELC)
Iranian Studies Lecture: "Shī'a Salafis? Study of the Maktab-I Tafkīk (School of Separation) and their Opponents in Contemporary Shī'a Seminary"
Discussant: John Walbridge (NELC)
- Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard)
NELC Danner Lecture: "Medieval Kashan: Crossroads of Commerce and Culture"
- Emily Stranger (CEUS)
Iranian Studies Lecture: "Iran's Foreign Legions: The Formation of the New Islamic Resistance"
Discussant: Jamsheed Choksy (CEUS)
- David Brophy (Sydney)
"Confusing Black and White: Naqshbandi Sufi Affiliations and the Transition to Qing Rule in the Tarim Basin"
- Rosemary Pennington (Miami U) & Hilary Kahn (IU)
Book Launch: "On Islam: Muslims and the Media"
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