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International Conference in memory of W.A.Ivanow (information letter) Print E-mail

The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

International Conference

The Intellectual Traditions of Ismailis and Sufis
In a memory of W. A. Ivanow (1886–1970)

Dates of the conference: 10–11 October 2019

Venue: The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, jointly with the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, will hold an academic conference in memory of Wladimir Alekseevich Ivanow (1886–1970), the outstanding Russian scholar of Iranian Studies and a foremost scholar of modern Ismaili Studies. The Conference will examine various aspects of Sufi and Ismaili traditions and the emergence of rich devotional, literary and artistic expressions as a result of their interactions. Scholars are invited to submit their papers, based on archival materials and original sources, on the interactions between the two Islamic traditions.

Within the framework of the Conference there will be an exhibition of photographs related to the life and work of Wladimir Ivanow. The Conference programme also includes a book launch of the Russian edition of Wladimir Ivanow’s memoirs Fifty Years in the East, edited by Dr. Farhad Daftary with a translation of the introduction and commentary by Adilya Yulgusheva.

Abstracts should be written as a single page, up to 400 words in length, and including 3 to 5 keywords, as an MS Word or PDF document, and sent to the following email addresses by 20, August:;

The successful applicants will receive a notice of acceptance and are expected to submit their papers before the Conference. For further information, please, contact the Organising Committee of the Conference at


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