TEHRAN (FNA)- The first volume of the English translation of the Great Islamic Encyclopedia is to be unveiled during a ceremony here on Tuesday.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in collaboration with the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia in Tehran developed the project under the general direction of Professor Wilferd Madelung, Senior Research Fellow at IIS and Professor Emeritus at Oxford University, who has worked on the English version of Encyclopedia Islamica for several years.
Several Iranian researchers and scholars including Ahmad Pakatchi, Farhad Daftari and Reza Shah-Kazemi also collaborated in the project, Tehran Times said.
The encyclopedia serves as a comprehensive and balanced reference on the Muslim world in all its intellectual and cultural diversity, and is an important first point of reference for scholars and students of Islamic Studies.
The opening ceremony will be held at the venue of the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia located on Kashanak St. in the Niavaran neighborhood of northern Tehran.