About the School of Abbasid Studies

The activities of the School of Abbasid Studies (SAS) centre on the organization of a two-yearly conference held at one of the universities of its directors or at a host institution. The conferences of the School are small-scale and by invitation only. The duration of a conference is three to four days and a maximum of twenty-six papers of 30 minutes each are scheduled. All papers are publicly discussed. Apart from the conferences, the SAS also provides The Journal of Abbasid Studies. This is a spin-off from the School’s activities and in lieu of the former publications of the School, the Abbasid Studies Series.

Directors

The SAS is lead by five directors: Monique Bernards, Hugh Kennedy, John Nawas, Shawkat Toorawa, and Maaike van Berkel.

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Membership

Membership of the School of Abbasid Studies is on invitation only.
Currently, the SAS contains 99 members.

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Journal of Abbasid Studies

Now available: JAS 5

The Journal of Abbasid Studies (JAS) is a platform to discuss the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate. The JAS 5 Special Issue on ‘Abd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī is now available. Read more »

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Join a round table!

Journal of Abbasid Studies Round Tables provide the opportunity for participants to move outside their areas of specific expertise and challenge established approaches within their field.
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Send in your submission for JAS

The editors of JAS invite submissions from established and early career scholars. For more information, please email Dr. Monique Bernards at JAS@abbasidstudies.org.

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