Islamic Studies

Glen W. Bowersock, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, reviews What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters by Garry Wills for the New York Review of Books, writing:

“Anyone who follows the news will be aware that the sacred book of...

The Institute for Advanced Study and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library are partnering to provide open access to approximately 15,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries. The three-year project will help support and make accessible the Zaydi handwritten heritage—a heritage that is on the verge of destruction in Yemen.

The School of Historical Studies has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to explore and elevate the understanding of Shii studies. The grant will support two research positions in the School of Historical Studies and create a themed annual conference and workshop aimed at leading scholars in the field, which will be led by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School.