The 3rd Summer School on Ibadism will take place at the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver - Canada) on 24-28 June 2019 (arrivals on the 23rd and departures on the 29th), as a joint initiative of the Simon Fraser University-Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, University "L’Orientale" of Naples, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the College of Sharī ‘a Sciences of the Sultanate of Oman.

The theme of the 3rd summer school is:

IBADI ISLAM: A Critical Examination of Sources


This summer school will survey and critically examine Ibadi sources, from the early period until the present. Students and researchers will become familiar with these sources, and understand the context in which they have developed and have been used.

In this perspective, the Summer School will address, in a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective, the following issues:

• Presentation of Ibadi Source, Past and Present
• Ibadi Sources in the Context of the Broader Islamic Historiography
• Ibadi Historical Narratives and Identity Construction
• Historical Narrations and Historical appreciations

CLASSES SCHEDULE: The classes will be divided into a MORNING SESSION (from 9am to 1pm including break/s) and an AFTERNOON SESSION (from 2pm to 6pm including break/s).

READINGS: 7-10 readings will be distributed to the students about one month before the Summer School starts. They will include:

1. Methodological sources/literature
2. Seminal works dealing with the Summer School topics
3. Ibāḍī sources/literature
4. Heresiographical sources/literature
5. Short Arabic texts

REQUIREMENTS: MA and PhD Students of all over the world are encouraged to participate. A background in Islamic studies is welcome.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 12-14. Students from the USA and Canada are especially encouraged to apply.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: All teaching, course materials and coursework will be in English. Students are required to have at least an intermediate level knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic is welcome.

COSTS: The Summer School will provide accommodation, meals and one excursion for the selected students. No tuition fees required. Travel expenses must be paid by the participants.

APPLICATIONS by March 03, 2019 -  Student Application

Successful candidates will be informed of the decision by March 30th, 2019. Further details will be provided directly to them via email.

SPEAKERS (alphabetic order):

Ersilia Francesca, Professor of History of Islamic countries
Adam Gaiser, Assoc. Professor of Religion
Amal Ghazal, Associate Professor-Director, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies
Valerie Hoffman, Professor of Islamic Thought
Ziyad al-Mawali, General Supervisor of the project of Distance Learning
Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies – SFU
Youcef Soufi, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Angeliki Ziaka, Associate Professor of Religion

Organizers scientific committee: Amal Ghazal, Associate Professor-Director, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (Simon Fraser University), - Ersilia Francesca (University of Naples “L’Orientale”) - Angeliki Ziaka (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

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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