Clerical Authority in Shi'i Islam
1 January 2009 - 31 March 2012
PI/s in Exeter: Professor Robert Gleave
Funding awarded: £ 140,220
Sponsor(s): British Society of Middle Eastern Studies
About the research
Three-year collaborative project (2009-2011) between the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS), sponsored by the British Academy, entitled Clerical Authority in Shi'ite Islam: The Seminaries of Iraq and Iran with a total budget of £142,000 for visiting fellowships, workshops, and research projects.
This project brought together a collection of international scholars to work collaboratively between March 2009 and March 2012. For further details, visit the project website - www.thehawzaproject.net. The workshops have been addressed by Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), Professor Sabrina Mervin (CNRS) and Professor Laurence Louer (Sciences-Po). The Hawza Project ended in March 2012 with a major conference at Keble College, Oxford.