Collaborative Magic in Malta research project receives AHRC grant funding

The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) awards £233,831 to IAIS and History academics exploring magic in early 17th century Malta

BBC Interview with Ilan Pappé

30 June 2014
The BBC's HARDTalk programme recently interviewed Professor Ilan Pappé.

Academic Witness at House of Commons

6 May 2014
Professor Stansfield was called to present at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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. 

Careers Day in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

28 February 2014

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.

Award Of Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Exeter Academic

12 February 2014

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

3 February 2014

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

Congratulations on Institute PhD success

A PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has successfully defended her viva. Ana Almuedo-Castillo's thesis was "Civil Marriage in Lebanon as a Site of Resistance and the Emergance of Sectarian and Other Political Identities".

PhD candidate publishes on Transgender Identity

Mehrdad Alipour, PhD candidate, has had an article recently published in the refereed Journal of Religion and Gender

Ancient fish trap gives new clues about history of erosion on Britain’s coastline

An ancient Saxon fishing trap exposed for the first time in centuries thanks to radical environmental change has provided new clues about the history of coastal erosion in Britain.

Alumnus Funded IAIS Year Abroad Photography Prize: more than just a pretty picture.

2016 IAIS Year Abroad Photography Prize was won by Pippa Giles, a third year student of Arabic with French & study abroad for her picture of Syrian refugee children now living in Al- Azraq village, Jordan.

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies Advocate Scheme

Would you like to earn money talking about your course and student life? Do you want flexible work?

Ancient city found in Ethiopia sheds new light on country’s history

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia once thought to be the home of giants.

Plight of Syrian exiles showcased in film

A powerful and heart-warming film about a group of Syrian refugee women is being shown at the University of Exeter.

Exeter enters global 100 for Social Sciences

The University of Exeter has strengthened its position as being among the very best universities in the world for Social Sciences.

Fellow appointments recognise Social Science excellence

Two leading academics from diverse fields at the University of Exeter have been appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Exeter launches humanities festival with a touch of magic

The University of Exeter will launch a national humanities festival with a touch of magic this year as experts and academics come together to discuss our modern view of the mystical.

Exeter academic meets Pope Francis

Dr Mustafa Baig of the University's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies met with Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on June 30.

Success for SSIS at the Guild Teaching Awards!

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies had eight nominations and picked up two awards at the Students’ Guild Teaching Awards. Photo: Exeter Students' Guild

Exeter Student wins the 9th Al Jazeera Forum Research Competition, 'Change in the Arab World: Approaches and Possibilities'

5 May 2015
The Al Jazeera Center for Studies ran the competition to promote and showcase young researchers.

An Appreciation of the Life of Professor Clifford Edmund Bosworth.

An Appreciation of the Life of Professor Clifford Edmund Bosworth who died Saturday, 28 February 2015. By Ian Richard Netton.

Careers with a degree from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Former students from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies give insights in to potential career and further study paths at the IAIS Careers Day 2015.

Exeter academic contributes to UK parliament report on Iraq

A University of Exeter, Middle East political expert features heavily in a new report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on ‘UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’.

Research at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

14 January 2015
IAIS's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

SSIS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Research grant award from British Library

Dr. Leonard Lewisohn was the principal applicant on a successful grant application for £48,309 to the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) at the British Library for a project entitled: “Iranian Performance Arts Journals Pre-1979.” Starting October 2018 and running for 12 months, he will be occupied with this EAP project to digitalize a selection of rare Persian journals relating to the Iranian Performing Arts printed in Iran from 1920 though 1979. Jane Lewisohn, Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, was co-applicant on this grant.