Iran’s Book of the Year World Award names winners

Publish Date : Tuesday 7 February 2017 - 22:48
IBNA- The winners of the 24th Iran’s Book of the Year World Award were named at a ceremony attended by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who honored them at the closing ceremony of this event.
According to IBNA correspondent, the closing ceremony of the 24th Iran’s Book of the Year World Award was held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Tuesday.
Appreciating  the efforts of all the thinkers active in the field of Islamic and Iranian studies who submitted their works to the secretariat of the 24th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year World Award, the panel of juries names the best works of this event as follows:
Distinguished Researcher:
Gerhard Böwering, the Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University since 1984, received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at McGill University in 1975 and was Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1975- 1984). He is member of APS and AOS and recipient of Guggenheim and Mellon fellowships, and was visiting professor at Princeton and Innsbruck universities. He is the author of The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam (1980), and Sulami’s Minor Qur’ān Commentary (1995 and 1997). He is co-editor of The Comfort of the Mystics Salwat al-ārifīn, (2013) and A Qur’ān Commentary by Ibn Barrajān (Īḍāḥ al-ḥikma, 2016). He is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Princeton 2012).
Special Section Interreligious Dialogue: Islam and Christianity
Selected Researcher: Timothy Wright
Dr. Abbot Timothy Wright, OSB is a lecturer of the University of Saint Martin’s. He used to be the spiritual director for the Pontifical Beda College in Rome and the delegate of the Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation for monastic-Muslim relations. He served as abbot of Ampleforth Abbey from 1997 to 2005, during which time he and Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali organized a series of dialogue between Catholic monks and theologians and Shi’a Muslims from Iran. He is the author of No Peace without Prayer (2013).

Special Section Interreligious Dialogue: Islam and Christianity
Selected Researcher: Mohammad Ali Shomali
Dr. Shomali is a graduate of Islamic Seminaries of Qum. He received his PhD in Ethics from the University of Manchester in 2001. He is currently the director of the International Institute for Islamic Studies in Qum and also the director of Islamic Centre of England. He has published several works on ethics, jurisprudence, Islamic studies, and Shi‘a studies.
1) ‘The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qurʼānic Principle of Wasaṭiyyah’
Mohammad Hashim Kamal, Oxford University Press, 2015
Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia. He was Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, and then Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Jordan; Institute of Advanced Study Berlin, and Afghanistan Academy of Sciences.  He has published widely and his works have been translated in numerous languages.
2) ‘Şahnâme II Firdevsî’
Nimet Yıldırım, Kabalcı Yayıncilik, 2016
Nimet Yildirim became assistant professor in 1997, associate professor in 2000, and professor in 2006 in the same university’s Persian Language and Literature Department. He is still teaching at Ataturk University. Prof. Dr. Nimet Yildirim has published seventeen books in classic and contemporary Iranian literature, Iranian mythology and history and he has forty-seven articles in national and international scientific and academic journals.
3) ‘The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes’
Oliver Kahl, BRILL, 2015
Oliver Kahl received a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the Univeristy of Manchester in 1993. Until 2003, he was consultant for UNESCO and joined Manchester as a research fellow in 2004. Since 2012, he has been a research fellow at the Department of Semitology, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg, Germany.
4) ‘Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy’
Jari Kaukua, Cambridge University Press, 2015
Jari Kaukua is a professor of philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland whose main area of research is medieval philosophy, especially the Arabic philosophical and theological tradition from the eleventh century CE onwards. He has published mostly on questions of epistemology and philosophy of mind, but he also works on metaphysics, philosophical theology and ethics.
5) ‘Cosmogonie et Eschatologie: Articulations Conceptuelles du Système Religieux Zoroastrien’
Mihaela Timuş, Association pour l avancement des études iraniennes, 2015
Mihaela Timuş took her BA and MA in Philosophy of Culture from the University of Bucharest in 2000. Mihaela Timuş obtained her PhD in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology form EPHE, France. Since 2008, she has been a co-founding member of the Institute for the History of Religions, Romania. Also since 2016, she has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Iranian Studies, Free University and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
6) ‘Los arcanos de la Unicidad de Dios en las estancias espirituales del sheij Abū Saʿīd
Moḥammad b. Monavvar traducción del persa, prólogoy’
notas Joaquín Rodríguez Vargas, Mandala, 2015
Joaquín Rodríguez Vargas  was a professor at the School of Modern Languages, University of Barcelona in 2010 and 2011. To date, he has participated in many scientific conferences and has translated many works from Spanish into Persian including Sa’dī’s ‘Golestan’ and ‘General Grammar of Modern Persian’.
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