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Development of academic cooperation between Russia and Iran is of continued importance, says President of Islamic Culture Research Foundation

2017 Oct 11

Today, in the interview given to the YATV Channel the President of the Islamic Culture Research Foundation, Hamid Hadavimogaddam, said: “The development of academic cooperation between Russia and Iran is of continued importance, and the international conference, which took place on 5-6 October in the RAS Institute of Philosophy, is a plain evidence of that”.

Hamid Hadavimogaddam noted that “on the one hand, historical and philosophical Islamic studies in Russia are globally recognized; on the other hand, Iran places a priority on developing and promoting Islamic knowledge, which creates a potential for productive cooperation between Russian and Iranian scholars in the area of Islamic research”.

On 5-6 October 2017 the international conference “Revolution and evolution in Islamic thought and history” took place in the RAS Institute of Philosophy (Moscow) with contributions from the Iranian Institute of Philosophy (Tehran). The subject of the conference was a common one for all events that were timed by the Institute of Philosophy to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution.

The academic forum attended by the directors of the Russian and Iranian institutes of philosophy brought together leading experts in Islamic studies from Russia and Iran. The conference’s objective was to analyse the changes that happened in Islamic thought and culture throughout the entire history of Islam’s existence in terms of their revolutionary or evolutionary nature, without limitation to philosophical issues. Such recognized scholars as A. Smirnov, G. Aavani, A. Hosrowpanah, N. Prigarina, M. Stepanyaynts, M. Reysner, T. Starodub, F. Nofal, D. Mikulskiy, K. Burmistrov and others presented reports on philology, history, history of Islamic philosophy, Islamic law and ideology, cultural studies and religious studies.

The conference programme, photos and video records are available at the official website of the Institute of Philosophy.

Photo by Dina Anokhina

Last modified on 2017 Oct 27