Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

The 2nd International Ismaili Studies Conference – Mapping a Pluralist Space in Ismaili Studies

March 9, 2017 — March 10, 2017

Location:2nd Floor Atrium and Conference Rooms Richcraft Hall




Video Clips


Join the conversation: use hashtag #ISC2017 on social media! We are on Twitter and on Facebook!

The Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam hosted the second international Ismaili Studies conference on March 9 and 10, 2017 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. It built on the remarkable success of the Ismaili Studies Conference: State of the Field held at the University of Chicago in 2014. These multidisciplinary gatherings are a progressive endeavour to provide opportunities for the presentation of research as well as for academic discussion and debate on the scholarly endeavour termed broadly as Ismaili Studies. They provide a pluralist locus for scholarship on the various entities and communities that are related to, have emerged from or are associated in other ways with Ismaili expressions of Islam in the past and the present. 63 speakers from 12 countries were slated to make presentations at #ISC2017 in parallel sessions which were organized in the streams of 1) Historical Presences, 2) Communities, Identities, Boundaries, and 3) Rethinking Heritage.

ISC 2017 featured panel discussions, a roundtable discussion, a music workshop and a keynote lecture by Professor Homi K. Bhabha, Director of Harvard University’s Humanities Center and former Aga Khan Award for Architecture Jury and Steering Committee member.