About the Symposium
The University of Chicago Shiʿi Studies Symposium is an endeavor of the Shiʿi Studies Group, established in 2010, to provide an interdisciplinary, non-area-specific forum for the discussion of research on Shiʿism by faculty and graduate students at the University and beyond. The annual symposium aims to strengthen the field of Shiʿi Studies by bringing together a group of both senior and early-career scholars to present research and to cultivate an environment for intellectual discussion and collaboration. At each symposium we aim to address a focused set of questions with cross-cutting relevance to scholars working on various periods and from various disciplinary perspectives.
The Shiʿi Studies Symposium is supported by the generosity of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Franke Institute for Humanities, the University of Chicago Graduate Council, the Department of Near Eastern Language and Civilization, the Department of History, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Organizers: Mohammad Sagha (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Zach Winters (email@example.com). For any questions or assistance for persons with disabilities please contact the organizers.