The Centre of Islamic Studies is proud to support initiatives led by The Gulf Research Centre-Cambridge and The Islamic Manuscript Association.

To enhance knowledge and research about the Gulf, the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge has established an annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) with the clear objective to provide an academic environment to foster Gulf studies and to encourage scholarly and academic exchange among those working on or interested in the developments taking place that are defining the Gulf region and their constituent societies. Set within the historic outlines of the University of Cambridge, the annual Gulf Research Meeting attempts to highlight the issues of importance to the Gulf region and provide a basis for undertaking and engaging in academic and empirical research in the fields of politics, economics, energy, security and the wider social sciences.

The Islamic Manuscript Association (TIMA) is dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with them. It was formed in response to the urgent need to address the poor preservation and inaccessibility of many Islamic manuscript collections around the world. TIMA organises regular training workshops in cataloguing, conservation, digitisation and academic publishing as well as an annual workshop on Islamic codicology in cooperation with Cambridge University Library.

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Previous GRM and TIMA conferences are outlined below: