IAIS News from 2013

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

3 October 2013

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

23 September 2013

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

26 April 2013

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.