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:
- Now accepting applications for Graduate Student Travel Awards and Faculty Grant-in-Aid Awards. Deadline: 9-25-17.
- Rajendra M. Abhyankar (IU SPEA)
"A Recent Visit to Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria: Understanding Developments on the Ground"
9/7 @ 12pm, GISB 2067
- WIlliam Maley (ANU)
"Afghanistan and the 'War on Terror': A Retrospective Appraisal"
9/11 @ 7pm, GISB Auditorium
"Refugees and the Responsibility to Protect"
9/12 @ 5pm, GISB 1118
- Ousseina Alidou (Rutgers)
"Political Shari’a, Women’s Bodies and the Politics of Love in Razinat T. Mohamed’s Novel Habiba (Beloved)"
9/13 @ 4pm, GISB 1112
Talk is via Skype
- Eren Tasar (UNC)
"Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia"
9/18 @ 4pm, GISB 1128
- Sylvia Chan-Malik (Rutgers)
"Being Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam"
9/19 @ 4pm, GISB 2015
Talk is via Skype
- Matthew S. Erie (Oxford)
Initiative on the Economic, Institutional and Ritual Practices of Muslims in China lecture: "From the Rules of Taboo to the Taboo of Rules: Chinese Muslims and the Pursuit of Halal Rights"
9/27 @ 4pm, GISB 1128
- Cemalnur Sargut
"Embodying Tasavvuf (Sufism) in Everyday Life"
10/9 @ 4pm, GISB 3067
- Mohsin Hamid
Discussion with author of Exit West; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; etc.
10/12 @ 5pm, U Club President's Room
- Matthew Melvin-Koushki (S Carolina)
Texts & Manuscripts of the Muslim World seminar: "Occult Sciences in the Persianate World"
10/19 @ 4pm, GISB 1128
- Moustafa Bayoumi (CUNY)
Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society lecture: "How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America"
10/19 @ 2:30pm, Woodburn Hall 104
Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society lecture: "This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror"
10/19 @ 5:30pm, Hodge Hall 2075
- Scott Reese (N Arizona)
"Aden and Muslim reformism in the British Empire"
11/2 @ 4pm, GISB 1128
- İsenbike Togan (Boğaziçi University)
2017 Bregel Lecture: “Chinggis Khan’s Policies and Structural Changes in the Tribal World of Inner Asia”
11/13 @ 4pm (room tba)
- In Spring 2018, we host Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU), Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Illinois), and others. We will also co-sponsor the two-day workshop, "Making Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Islamic Art and Architecture," March 1st & 2nd, 2018, organized by Margaret Graves (Art History).
- 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.