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 Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen (2011)
  • The University Orientale of Napoli (2012)
  • The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (2013)
  • The Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University (2014)
  • The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in St. Petersburg (2015)
  • The St Antony's College of Oxford University (2016)
  • The University of Tokyo Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (2017)

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