The Institute of Islamic Studies is celebrating 60 years of excellence (1952-2012). Please scroll down for more information about upcoming events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Institute in 1952.
The Institute of Islamic Studies gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the State of Qatar for these events.
For further details on any upcoming event, or to be added to our email distribution list, please contact:
Karen Moore, Outreach Administrator, at 514-398-6044 or by email.
We're on Facebook! Please like our page http://www.facebook.com/mcgillislamicstudies and help spread the word.
Upcoming Events: April - June 2013
|February 2013 - June 30, 2013|
This week, we were honoured to have Prof. Mehdi Mohaghegh, the current director of the Institute of Islamic Studies’ Tehran Branch, launch the new Tehran Branch and Tehran Branch Publications pages on the Institute site. These pages contain a history of the Tehran Branch, and also house 10 of their publications which have been digitized by the Islamic Studies Library at McGill.
We are proud to share that Emeritus Professor Issa J. Boullata will be presenting the 2013 Arab Prize at this year’s Blue Metropolis Festival.
Professor Boullata has been a Programming Consultant for Arabic at the Blue Metropolis Foundation since 2006, and will be presenting the 2013 Arab Prize to Libyan novelist Hisham Matar.
More information about this event, taking place on April 26th, can be found on the Blue Metropolis website.
Congratulations to Professor Ahmed F. Ibrahim on his most recent publication!
“Al-Shaʿrānī’s Response to Legal Purism: A Theory of Legal Pluralism” Islamic Law and Society, April, 2013.
Drawing on the rich manuscript collections of the McGill Library, this exhibition explores the beauty of handwritten specimens in Arabic script from a vast area, stretching from the Maghreb to India, and covers various historical periods. Selected exhibits include parchment leaves from Qur’ans produced in the early Abbasid period (9-10 centuries), pieces of calligraphy from the Arab world, Iran, and India, diplomas granted to Ottoman calligraphers, writing implements, such as reed pens and pen boxes, and much more.
To see photos of a few of the manuscripts, please see our photo gallery on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mcgillislamicstudies
Congratulations to all of our recent PhD candidates who passed their oral defenses!
Please see the complete article: Four Burning Questions for A.J. Racy, visiting Musician-in-Residence, McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.
March 26, 2012
On March 26, 2012, it was announced by His Excellency Salem Al-Shafi, the first Ambassador from Qatar to Canada, that the Institute of Islamic Studies would receive a generous gift of $1.25 million from the State of Qatar, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Institute. As part of the 60th anniversary, this gift will be used towards a series of lectures, visiting scholars, conferences, and exhibits. “We believe this contribution will further assist the Institute in carrying on the distinguished role it has played, since its establishment in 1952, in advancing research related to Islam and the history and civilization of the Islamic world,” said His Excellency Al-Shafi. “We also believe that the Institute shares our vision that knowledge and education are key to meet the challenges of our changing world and provide the tools to better understand the ever-evolving relationship between religion and mankind and how it has contributed to our well-being and the coexistence of peoples.”
Institute of Islamic Studies Professor Robert Wisnovsky can be found on episode 8 of the 2012 season (released 03/14/12).