Hermeneutics in the Age of Big Data, Yusuf Celik

On October 19th at 3:00pm EST, PIL Data Science Fellow, Dr. Yusuf Celik, will be presenting Hermeneutics in the Age of Big Data at Harvard University’s Digital Scholarship Group. Data collection and interpretation are necessary parts of any kind of scholarly research. The extent and character of the data collected by a researcher has always been […]

Dilyara Agisheva, Ukraine from Ottoman Times to Today, W’OTSAp

On Friday, September 30th, PIL Research Fellow, Dr. Dilyara Agisheva, will present “The Making of Colonial Space in Crimea in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries” at the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association’s 22nd “W’OTSAp in Ottoman and Turkish Studies” meeting. Registration is required. 

SHARIAsource Lab Workshop :: Ibn ʿAsākir and His History of Damascus: Named Entity Recognition and Text Reuse, Sarah Bowen Savant (The Aga Khan University)

On Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST at Lewis 214, Sarah Bowen Savant, will lead a seminar on research in progress that uses the OpenITI corpus, which corpus contains more than 10,000 works and now exceeds 2 billion words in size, to examine the question: prior to the arrival of the printing press or […]

Reflections on Interpretation and Serving in the Judiciary: Justice Stephen G. Breyer (SCOTUS) & Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (Supreme Court of Pakistan) in Conversation with Professor Intisar Rabb

On Monday, September 19, 2022 4:30-5:30PM US EST in Milstein West at Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Justice Stephen G. Breyer (SCOTUS) and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (Supreme Court of Pakistan), in conversation with Professor Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School), will reflect on their experience serving in the judiciary. This event is co-organized by Harvard Law School’s International Legal Studies, […]

SHARIAsource Lab Research Assistantships,  Fall 2022

Professor Intisar Rabb is accepting applications for Fall 2022 student research assistants for the SHARIAsource lab. The SHARIAsource Lab will meet for six sessions this term, on four Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00PM US EST via Zoom and two noon meetings. This Lab allows students to engage emerging tools and research in the Islamic digital humanities / […]

ILSS: Hedayat Heikal

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Hedayat Heikal presented “Inheritance versus Personal Status: Shifting National Strategies in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia.” Heikal argued that demands for equality in inheritance among similarly situated male and female heirs have taken a confessionalist turn. Whether by legislation in Syria or through court […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Hedayat Heikal

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Hedayat Heikal will speak about inheritance and personal status laws in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia in a presentation titled “Inheritance versus Personal Status: Shifting National Strategies in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia”. Heikal will argue that demands for equality in inheritance among similarly situated […]

Roundtable on Islamic Legal Genres

We are excited to announce our upcoming Roundtable on Islamic Legal Genres, happening on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:00am-12:30pm EST / 3:00pm-6:30pm Germany / 5:00pm-8:30pm Turkey via Zoom. This Roundtable will conclude our Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, convened by Professors Hakki Arslan, Necmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb, in which a group of scholars of Islamic law and history have been giving monthly lectures that explore the […]

Lift Every Voice: The Life and Legacy of Professor Lani Guinier ’74

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, Professor Intisar Rabb will participate in a one-day virtual symposium titled “Lift Every Voice: The Life and Legacy of Professor Lani Guinier ’74.” The symposium will highlight the extraordinary life and work of Harvard Law (Emerita) Professor Lani Guinier, the special intersectional barriers she faced and shattered, and the paths […]

Book Talk: Katharina Ivanyi

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Katharina Ivanyi (University of Vienna)will speak on her new book, Virtue, Piety and the Law: A Study of Birgivī Meḥmed Efendī’s (d. 981/1573) al-Ṭarīqa al-muḥammadiyya (Brill, 2020). In this book, Ivanyi examines a major work of pietist exhortation and advice composed by the sixteenth-century Ottoman jurist, Ḥadīth scholar, and grammarian, who […]