The Shīʿah Institute Annual Symposium 2015 – Philosophy and the Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam

The Shīʿah Institute will be convening its first annual symposium at the Warburg Institute, University of London from Wednesday the 2nd to Friday the 4th of September 2015.

The theme for the first symposium will be Philosophy in/and Shīʿah Islam and will comprise a series of papers that will provide theoretical reflections on the relationship between philosophy, modes of philosophical reasoning, living, and Shīʿah Ithnā ʿAsharī traditions, as well as studies of particular thinkers, texts, and schools of thought throughout Shīʿah history. We plan to publish the papers presented at each symposium in an annual volume organised around that year’s theme.

The full programme for the Symposium will be available shortly, but in the interim we are pleased to announce that the following of our fellows and scholars in the field will be amongst those presenting at the symposium:

Hussein Abdulsater (American University of Beirut)
Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad (American University of Cairo)
Elizabeth R Alexandrin (University of Manitoba)
Emann Allebban (McGill University, Montreal)
Ahab Bdaiwi (University of St Andrews)
Alessandro Cancian (Institute of Ismaili Studies)
Robert Gleave (University of Exeter)
Hossein Kamaly (Barnard College, Columbia, New York)
Jari Kaukua (University of Jyväskylä)
Hasan Ali Khan (Habib University, Karachi)
Mohammed Redha Lawati (al-Ray, Muscat, Oman)
Wilferd Madelung (Oxford University)
Matthew Melvin-Koushki (University of South Carolina)
Nauman Naqvi (Habib University, Karachi)
Reza Pourjavady (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)
Pooya Razavian (Oxford University)
Mohammed Rustom (Carleton University, Ottawa)
Mathieu Terrier (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
Cyrus Ali Zargar (Augustana College, Illinois)

If you are interested in attending—and participation is by invitation only—please contact Benjamin Wakefield (