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 […]

“Why You Should Study Legal History”

On Tuesday, October 26th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Harvard Law School’s Program of Study in Law and History faculty will be hosting an event on Zoom to discuss the importance of legal history and opportunities to study it here at Harvard.  There will be a Q&A session following the panel. This event will feature Professors Annette Gordon-Reed, Kenneth W. Mack, Intisar Rabb, and Anna Lvovsky. Register […]

Islamic Legal Genres: Marion Katz

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Marion Katz (New York University), will speak on the form, function, and historical development of the ṭabaqāt al-fuqahāʾ literature as part of our ongoing monthly lecture series. Prof. Katz is a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, where she has been teaching since 2002. Her research […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Yusuf Celik

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, with Dr. Yusuf Celik, will speak about redefining the hermeneutical circle in the age of data science. Dr. Celik is currently the inaugural Data Science Fellow at the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at […]

Islamic Legal Genres: Anas Sarmini

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Anas Sarmini, will speak on the form, function, and historical development of ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a genre as part of our ongoing monthly lecture series. Dr. Sarmini is an Assistant Professor at the Istanbul 29 May University. His research focuses on ḥadīth, uṣūl […]

Book Talk: Rachel Scott

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Rachel Scott (Virginia Tech) will speak about her new book, Recasting Islamic Law: Religion and the Nation State in Egyptian Constitution Making (Cornell University Press, 2021). In this book, Scott examines the intersection of Islamic law, state law, religion, and culture in the Egyptian nation-building process, highlighting how the sharia, when attached […]

Islamic Legal Genres – Walter Edward Young

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12-1:30pm EST, Professor Walter Edward Young (McGill University) will present “Form, Function and Historical Development of Genres of Juristic Dialectic (ʿilm al-jadal and ‘ilm al-khilāf),” This lecture is next in our ongoing  Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, which is convened by Professors  Hakki Arslan, Necmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb,  a group of scholars and students […]

Islamic Legal Genres – Christian Müller

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12-1:30pm EST, Professor Christian Muller (CNRS – Paris) will present “Siǧill-s and transformations of the cadi documents in Islamic law (10th-16th centuries),” This lecture is next in our ongoing  Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres, which is convened by Professors  Hakki Arslan, Necmettin Kizilkaya, and Intisar Rabb,  a group of scholars and students of Islamic […]