AnnouncementIslamic Law Blog: Spotlight on Hagia SophiaThis past month, Turkey’s highest administrative appellate court annulled a 1934 presidential decision by Kemal Ataturk, founding president of Turkey, converting Hagia Sophia (tr. Aya Sofya) into a museum. For this week’s Recent Case Roundup on the Islamic Law Blog, student editor and SJD candidate at Harvard Law School Cem Tecimer, brings together an array […]
AnnouncementOn July 10, 2020, Professor Najam Haider from Barnard College of Columbia University joined the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) to discuss how textual sources, with the proper computational power, can self-generate maps and geographic designations. To read more about Najam Haider’s presentation check out our write-up on the Islamic Law Blog!
PIL NewsThe Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the launch of the new open-access peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Law. We invite you to digitally explore the first issue at journalofislamiclaw.com with features including a look at developments at the intersections of law and data science, internationally engaging with scholars across the field […]
COVID-19 UpdatesAugust 7, 2020 The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School will continue to work entirely remotely through at least the end of the 2020 calendar year. For any students returning to campus, beginning August 16, recurring COVID-19 testing will be required. The University’s test results website details comprehensive next steps, including contact tracing in case of a positive test result. […]
Book Launch, PIL Special EventEarlier this fall, the Program in Islamic Law published the eighth volume in its Harvard Series on Islamic Law, an English translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, the Royal Moroccan Edition, The Recension of Yaḥyā Ibn Yaḥyā al-Laythī. On December 9th, PIL celebrated the book’s launch by bringing together scholars from the accompanying online roundtable in a roundtable […]
AnnouncementsFaculty & Program Assistant OpeningWe’re hiring! The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is hiring a full-time Faculty and Program Assistant to perform a wide range of complex administrative duties for Prof. Intisar Rabb and the Program in Islamic Law (PIL). The position will be conducted remotely until noted and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts when on-campus activities resume. Please […]
PIL NewsMessage from the DirectorThe Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that Mona Rahmani has joined the Program as our new Associate Director. Mona comes to Harvard with deep experience and vast background in data-driven research, international relations, and higher education administration. She brings these skills to the growing community of Islamic law […]
NewsThe Mellon Foundation awarded SHARIAsource partners at UMD & OpenITI a grant of $800,000 to continue work on Corpus Builder: the first Arabic OCR tool for historical texts, and an integral tool for research on Islamic law. SHARIAsource provided significant support in building the initial infrastructure for CorpusBuilder 1.0 and will play a lead role […]
Series in Digital Islamic Law, WorkshopJeremy Guillette, Digital Scholarship Facilitator, Harvard University Jeremy Guillette will demonstrate and discuss established and emerging tools for network analysis students of Islamic legal history and contemporary Islamic law may use in their research. Space is limited. For details and location, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Series in Digital Islamic Law, WorkshopSharon Tai , Deputy Editor, Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School Sharon Tai will discuss and demonstrate a new digital tool available to researchers of historical and contemporary Islamic law on SHARIAsource. The tool, built by affiliates and graduates of Harvard’s Program in Islamic Law and the MIT Media Lab, uses textual analysis to […]
Book Talk, Co-Sponsored EventCenter on the Legal Profession, WCC B010 Co-sponsor: Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Come hear Professor Jayanth Krishnan, the Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the director of the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, discuss his new book, The […]
Recent DevelopmentsSHARIAsource & OpenITI Workshop on Arabic OCRThe Open Islamicate Text Initiative and SHARIAsource at Harvard’s Program in Islamic Law last month co-convened a two-day workshop at the University of Maryland on developments in Arabic OCR. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the conference brought together humanists and computer scientists to explore over a dozen solutions to crack the code of how to create […]