Public lectures

Listed below are forthcoming seminars in the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies. See also the seminars for all of SSIS.

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend. Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

Please also see individual research centre sites for other events.

We hold a mailing list for all forthcoming events if you wish to be added to this list please email

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19 October - 22 December 2017

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden. Full details
The StreetAdd this to your calendar
19 January 2018

Journalism Workshop: Getting a story on air with Simon Vigar (5 News)

Join Exeter alum Simon Vigar (Royal Correspondent for 5 News) for a workshop focusing on delivering a news story, analysing different scenarios and practical ways of dealing with them. There will also be time for a Q&A with Simon about careers in broadcast journalism. Full details
Building:One Pearson Teaching RoomAdd this to your calendar

Past seminars

Details of past seminars can be found here.