The Italian Academies – The First Intellectual Networks of Early Modern Europe

….….….   Event Date: 17 – 18 September 2011 British Library Conference Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB The Italian Academies 1525–1700 Project presents: THE FIRST INTELLECTUAL NETWORKS OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE This major international conference is being hosted as part of the AHRC funded research project The Italian Academies 1525-1700: the first intellectual networks of …

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs – Third Wave Shi‘ism: Sayyid ‘Arif Husayn al-Husayni and the Islamic Revolution in Pakistan

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Simon Wolfgang Fuchs Third Wave Shi‘ism: Sayyid  ‘Arif Husayn al-Husayni and the Islamic Revolution in Pakistan Struggles over orthodoxy and religious authority have plagued Pakistan’s Shi‘a minority since the inception of the state. …

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Saleem Khan – The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India: A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Saleem Khan The Shia dominance of the legal profession in British India :A Study of Lawyer-Politicians of Bihar ‘Ulema, religious rituals, sectarian violence and aristocrats have generally been the focus for studies on …

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Sajjad Rizvi – Establishing the principles of the faith for a new Shi‘i polity: the theology of Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali Nasirabadi

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia Sajjad Rizvi  Establishing the principles of the faith for a new Shi‘i polity: the theology of Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali Nasirabadi For those familiar with north Indian Shi‘i Islam, Sayyid Dildar ‘Ali (1753-1820) is …

Justin Jones – Khandan-i-Ijtihad: authority and transition in a family of Shi‘a ‘ulama in north India, c.1850-1950

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Justin Jones Khandan-i-Ijtihad: authority and transition in a family of Shi‘a ‘ulama in north India, c.1850-1950 Scholarship on Shi‘ism in north India has, to a great degree, looked at the religion in …

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Ludovic Gandelot – Religious and social identities of the Aga Khani Isma‘ilis, as seen through the firmans of Sultan Muhammad Shah at the beginning of the twentieth century

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Ludovic Gandelot Religious and social identities of the Aga Khani Isma‘ilis, as seen through the firmans of Sultan Muhammad Shah at the beginning of the twentieth century At the end of the …

Soumen Mukherjee – Of ‘religious and social welfare’ and ‘progress of the community’: religious inspiration, leadership and idioms of welfarism among Shi‘a Imami Isma‘ilis in twentieth century South Asia and East Africa

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Soumen Mukherjee Of ‘religious and social welfare’ and ‘progress of the community’: religious inspiration, leadership and idioms of welfarism among Shi‘a Imami Isma‘ilis in twentieth century South Asia and East Africa  The …

Bashir Damji – The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers

        Event Date: 9-10 September  2011 Royal Holloway, University of London     Contesting Shi‘ism: Isna ‘Ashari and Isma‘ili Shi‘ism in modern South Asia   Bashir Damji The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari communities of East Africa: from newcomers to flag bearers The Khoja Shi‘a Ithna ‘Ashari community is a breakaway faction of the Khoja Shi‘a Isma‘ili community. …