Islamic Studies

The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome is collaborating with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to provide open access to approximately 5,000 digitized Zaydi manuscripts from Yemen and neighboring countries that are held by Italian libraries. Earlier this year,...
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will host a workshop on Near Eastern Studies after Patricia Crone on Monday, June 4, 2018. Participants, including Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Joseph Witztum , former research assistant to the late...
The Institute for Advanced Study and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies have jointly organized the "Literary Genres and Their Changing Functions among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages" workshop. Participants will include co-organizers Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in...

In the Media

December 06, 2017
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...
Ulrich Marzolph , Professor of Islamic studies at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, will give a public lecture, “The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver Shiism in the Qajar Period , which will take place Thursday, December 7 , at...
Thomas Hegghammer , former Member and Visitor in the School of Historical Studies, sat down with the Guardian's Andrew Anthony to discuss his book Jihadi Culture: The Art and Social Practices of Militant Islamists (Cambridge University Press,...
Peter Brown of the New York Review of Books reviews The Crucible of Islam by Glen Bowersock , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies. Of the book, Brown writes, "We look into the depths of the crucible itself,...
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.