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.
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Upcoming 2017-2018 Events
- Visit us again for further details about our Fall 2017 events, including visits from Matthew S. Erie (Oxford) on Islam in China, Scott Reese (N Arizona) on Aden and Muslim reformism in the British Empire, Eren Tasar (UNC) on Soviet Islam, and others. We will host Matthew Melvin-Koushki (S Carolina) for our Texts & Manuscripts of the Muslim World seminar; İsenbike Togan (Boğaziçi University) will deliver the 2017 Bregel Lecture; and we will hold guided tours of Islamic art at the Lilly Library. In Spring 2018, we host Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU), Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Illinois), and others.
- See our Fall 2017 semester list of courses.
- We thank our AY16-17 visitors and collaborators for their time and effort in helping the Islamic Studies Program with its research and outreach efforts, especially those who participated in our international workshop, Authority in Islam in Muslim Eurasia, with whom we are now working on a book set to appear with IU Press.