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COVID-19 Updates

November 13, 2020 Harvard University has issued updated Coronavirus Workplace Policies. Unless otherwise advised, all staff, faculty, and academic personnel should plan to continue to work remotely through June 30, 2021. Effective January 15, 2021, idled Harvard employees whose work cannot be performed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency may use the emergency excused […]

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Video – Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography Live Webinar

The Program in Islamic Law hosted a live webinar to conclude and discuss the various contributions to the Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography! The Live Roundtable, which took place on Friday, March 5, 2021, takes stock of the state of scholarship on Islamic legal history and explores themes that emerged from the Roundtable that […]

Journal of Islamic Law Open for Submission

The Journal of Islamic Law is still accepting Spring 2021 volume submissions for the following: Scholarship Reviews Book reviews of books or articles published within the last two years 2019-2021) will be accepted. Book review submissions should have fewer than 1,500 words, including footnotes. Digital Humanities / Data Science Essays or Reviews [New!] Digital humanities / […]

March Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  March! Content includes an overview of February’s contributions to our  Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, including an essay by  PIL faculty director, Professor Intisar Rabb, alongside many other contributions by scholars in the field, a highlight on our latest […]

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Islamic Law, Data Science, and AI Lab | Spring 2021 | Harvard Law School

Islamic Law, Data Science, and AI Lab | Spring 2021 | Harvard Law School Convened by Intisar Rabb & Zahra Takhshid, Harvard Law School  The PIL Islamic Law Lab seeks applicants interested in presenting or developing works in progress at the intersection of Islamic law and data science for the Spring 2021 Lab, with respect […]

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Video – Elias Saba Book Talk Webinar

Book talk webinar video with Dr. Elias Saba (Grinnell College, Senior Lecturer, Departments of History and Religious Studies) speaking on his new book Harmonizing Similarities: A History of Distinctions Literature in Islamic Law. He was joined by discussant Professor Ahmad A. Ahmad (UCSanta Barbara) and moderator Dr. Sohaib Baig, a Research Fellow at the Program […]

January Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  January! Content includes a collection from our ongoing Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, including an introduction by  PIL faculty director, Professor Intisar Rabb, alongside many other contributions by scholars in the field, a highlight on our Islamic Law Blog’s […]

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Video – N. Spannaus Book Talk Webinar

Book talk webinar video with Dr. Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä) speaking on his new book Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism. He is joined by moderator Dr. Sohaib Baig, a research fellow at the Program in Islamic Law.  

December Newsletter

The Program in Islamic Law’s (PIL) monthly newsletter is out for the month of  December! Content includes a highlight on “PIL: Our Year in Review” which takes a closer look at our digital resources, such as our three major new projects set to soon launch: Courts & Canons (CnC), StackLife 2.0, and CorpusBuilder, the Online […]

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ISLAMIC LAW SPEAKER SERIES: Nathan Spannaus, University of Jyväskylä

Dr. Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä, Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy) will speak on his book, Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism, on December 8, 2020 at 12 pm.