About International Conferences on Ibadi Studies

The first international conference on Ibadi Studies was held in a European university, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on November 9-10 2009 .

Since then seven more conferences took place in various universities and foundations worldwide that are well known for their academic cultivation of Arab-Islamic and Oriental studies:

The conferences examine a wide range of research and pertain to an interdisciplinary introduction to Ibadism and the Ibadi Studies through historical, religious, anthropological, political, and ethno-archeological approaches, as well as to the religion and theology of Ibadism, Ibadi jurisprudence and history, and cover a long historical period from the Basra period up to the Nahda period (Islamic renaissance) and Ibadism today.

Scientific Committee

  • Abdulrahman Al Salmi, Sultanate of Oman
  • Adam Gaiser, Florida University
  • Angeliki Ziaka, Aristotle University
  • Ersilia Francesca, University Orientale
  • Valerie Hoffman, Illinois Urbana-Champaign University
  • Yohei Kondo,Tokyo University

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