Islamic Trust Studies Insternational Workshop “Islamic Shi‘i Jurisprudence and Western Style Constitutionalism in Iran” (June 14)


Category: Workshop

Research Group: B01 State Systems

The Islamic Trust Studies Group B01 “The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems” is delighted to announce a workshop featuring Professor Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, a distinguished expert in Iranian modern history. Professor Farzaneh is the esteemed author of The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani (2015) and Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War (2021).

Your participation is eagerly anticipated.


Date & Time: June 14, Friday, 2024, 17:30~19:00 (JST)

Venue: Room 301, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (registered participants may also access the workshop online by Zoom), Open to public/Admission free, Pre-registration is required.


17:30 Introduction by Nobuaki Kondo (ILCAA)
17:40 Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh (Northeastern Illinois University)

“Islamic Shi‘i Jurisprudence and Western Style Constitutionalism in Iran”

18:30 Discussions Discussant: Yasuyuki Matsunaga (TUFS)


In this talk, Professor Farzaneh will discuss how the chief Shii cleric in Najaf, Iraq, Mulla Mohammad Kazem Khorasani, directly influenced the outcome of the constitutionalism movement in Iran at the turn of the twentieth century. In a way he “Islamicized” the western concept of constitutionalism and supported the secular and religious constitutionalists in their struggle to modernize Iranian politics that aimed to curb monarchical absolutism and create a more just and fair civil society.


Language: English

Pre-registration: please use this form for in-person participation. 
                                     please use this form for online participation. 

Organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A), “The Ideas of the Muslim Community and State Systems” (Principal Investigator: KONDO Nobuaki (ILCAA); 20H05827)

Contact: MORITA Madoka (mmorita[at]


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