The Islamic Studies Colloquium (ISC), an interdisciplinary forum based in the Department of Religious Studies, brings together all students and faculty at the University of Virginia whose academic work involves Islam and Muslim cultures—including but not limited to Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, Anthropology, History, and Comparative Literature—to discuss their research in conversation. Presenters alternate between advanced graduate students, who are encouraged to use this forum as an opportunity to receive feedback on their research, and current or visiting faculty, with occasional guest lecturers.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or to propose a presentation, please contact Prof. Shankar Nair (san2k@virginia.edu). The colloquium will meet 2-3 times per semester, typically on Wednesdays at noon. We hope to see you there!