Sabine Schmidtke and Hassan Ansari Named Executive Editors of New Journal
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, and Hassan Ansari, Member (2013–16) in the School, have been named the Executive Editors of a new, refereed journal, Shii Studies Review. Published by Brill Academic Publishers, the journal, which will be issued twice a year, publishes peer-reviewed original studies, critical editions of classical and pre-modern texts, and book reviews on Shii law, ḥadīth, Qurʾānic exegesis, philosophy, kalām, ritual and practices, classical and contemporary literature, political thought, and other aspects of the history of Shiism. It is dedicated to the study of Imami, Ismaili, Zaydi, and other trends in Shii thought throughout history. Taking an expansive view of the richly variegated Shii traditions in both thought and practice and in their cultural and social contexts, the Shii Studies Review makes a distinctive contribution to current scholarship on Shiism and its integration into the broader field of Islamic studies. The goal of the Shii Studies Review is to contribute to the discovery, examination and reinterpretation of different intellectual traditions throughout the history of the Shia.