Dr Paul Anderson is the Acting Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, Prince Alwaleed Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.
Professor Khaled Fahmy was the Director of the Centre of Islamic Studies, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa’id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He took up his position in 2018 and left in Oct 2022.
16 Nov 2022
Our next Public Talk will be Visiting Fellow, Monika Lindbekk on ‘Islamic judicial politics: Adjudicating Islamic Family Law in Egypt’. Thursday 24 Nov at 5.15 – see our events page for more details
24 June 2022
Our Acting Director, Dr Paul Anderson, will talk this afternoon at the Cambridge University Arab Society on his research – ‘A New Silk Road? Mercantile Connections Across Asia’ The talk will take place at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at 3pm in room 10. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/781081829723270?ref=newsfeed
21 June 2022
We cordially invite you to a new exhibition in Cambridge – the first solo show of Aman Aheer, titled ‘Man is Not a Bird’, at Saint Peter’s Church, Cambridge, opening from 2 July to 11 July 2022, curated by Eleanor Stephenson with commentary by the Centre’s Taushif Kara.
This exhibition will showcase site-specific installations and paintings by Aman Aheer. Aheer has chosen to explore another facet of British street food culture – fried chicken. Aheer has meticulously excavated and preserved … to rebuild and recontextualise the chicken as an installation in a space once used for worship. Details here: https://teamup.com/event/show/id/S1P6yCrmEHmchC2vHVvCiiNSosRvQr
17 June 2022
The latest in our joint-sponsored ‘From Konkan to Coromandel’ series – Arthur Millner talking about ‘A Cosmopolitan yet Local Tradition: Glazed Tiles in the Deccani Sultanates’ – is now available on our videos-and-podcasts page.
9 June 2022
Our Research Associate, Dr Taushif Kara, has been quoted by NBC news on the recent tensions between India and the Gulf – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/india-rushes-contain-outrage-insulting-prophet-muhammad-remarks-rcna32726
22 Apr 2022
Great to see that our Teaching Associate, Yomna Helmy has just had her new paper “Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a From Islamic Modernism to Theorizing Authoritarianism” published in the special issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society. It’s available on this link: https://www.ajis.org/index.php/ajiss/article/view/2934