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BBC expert considers what became of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.

University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

Award Of Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Exeter Academic

Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA has been honoured Distinguished Professorship at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book. 

RUSI analysis paper: Iraq on the Edge of the Abyss

A key analysis paper, written by IAIS Director, Professor Gareth Stansfield, released by RUSI (Royal United Services Institute).

eL Seed visited the University of Exeter on 3rd October 2013 to create his Multiple Identities (al-Huwiyyat al-Muta'addida) mural

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Students of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies participated in the workshop, and contributed to the design and execution of the piece.

A myriad of praise for Middle East expert at Honorary Graduate ceremony

The University of Exeter has awarded an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics. 

Middle East expert honoured

The University of Exeter will award an honorary degree to one of its most distinguished academics, Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics. 

Representation of Christianity and Islam in public spaces

The giant cube of Islamic graffiti art, standing in front of Exeter Cathedral forms part of a University of Exeter research project which investigates how Muslim belief has developed through theology, spirituality, law and the creative arts. 

Further destabilisation in the Middle East possible according to new report

The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report. 

Islamic graffiti and Sufi-Dub music enliven campus

Expressing Muslim belief through the creative arts forms the basis of an exhibition and series of live events at the University of Exeter on 11-13 June.  

Exeter academic contributes to key Gulf report

A Middle East expert from the Strategy and Security Institute and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter has co-authored a major report focusing on the UK’s strategic reorientation of its defence and security in the Gulf.  

RUSI briefing paper: A Return to East of Suez? UK Military Deployment to the Gulf

An important briefing paper, written by IAIS Director, Professor Gareth Stansfield, and Saul Kelly has been released by RUSI (Royal United Services Institute). 

Revolutionary Iran

As Iran gears up for its elections in June, it is timely to have a major new book about the Islamic Republic. ‘Revolutionary Iran’ is the latest book by Dr Michael Axworthy, the Director of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.

3D laser scanning of dhows in Doha

A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.  

Traces of Algeria in France come to Exeter

An exhibition providing a snapshot of the tensions between Algeria and France is being exhibited at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

University academics recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration of two University of Exeter academics has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on Saturday, June 16.

Indonesian Minister formalises relationship with Exeter

An Indonesian government Minister has led a delegation of senior officials to the University of Exeter to build relations with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

Nobel Peace Prize winner delivered a stimulating lecture on human rights

Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Shirin Ebadi delivered a stimulating lecture on human rights in Iran at the University of Exeter on Tuesday 10 January.

Blue of every hue

The compelling story of indigo, the world’s oldest, most magical and best-loved dye has been brought to life by an Honorary Research Fellow from the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. 

Expert in Arabic Studies honoured by British Academy

Professor Dionisius A Agius of the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Exeter academic contributes to new TV series on Islam

A University of Exeter academic, who is an expert on Islam, has contributed to the new television series ‘The Life of Muhammad’ currently being broadcast on BBC Two.

Fifth Annual University of Exeter Gulf Alumni Dinner

The event was hosted by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Sharjah, at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, in Sharjah, on 31 March 2011.

Ancient art forms shine light on religion

Two artists from England and Morocco apply the ancient beauty of mosaic and calligraphy in a new exhibition that explores life and religion. 

Centre for the Study of Islam opens at IAIS

The Centre for the Study of Islam (CSI) brings together researchers in areas related to Islam, its religion and culture, and will create a forum for doctoral and post-doctoral research exchange.

Arabia through the eyes of a Princess

A collection of historic photographs that chronicle the journey across the deserts and cities of Saudi Arabia by Princess Alice, the youngest granddaughter of Queen Victoria, are on display at the University of Exeter. 

Indonesian Ambassador creates links with Exeter

As the world’s largest Muslim country, the Republic of Indonesia has a rich and varied Islamic culture experience.

Exeter academic gives expert advice to The Iraq Inquiry

The Government's Iraq Inquiry conducted to identify lessons that can be learned from the Iraq conflict officially opens on Tuesday 24 November.

Careers Day in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The IAIS Careers Day took place on 12th February. There were two panel discussions; an alumni panel discussion on "What you can do with a degree in Arab and Islamic Studies" and a discussion on "Careers in the Middle East". Students also had the opportunity to network with speakers at a drinks events.