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Harvard Lecture: Islamic Legalities Across the Longue Durée

April 22, 2019 @ 16:30 - 18:00

The Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series presents:

“Islamic legalities across the longue durée: A preliminary historical epistemology of Islamic law”

By Anver Emon, Professor of Law and History; Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law; Director, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Anver M. Emon studies premodern and modern Islamic legal history, the role of Shari’a both inside and outside the Muslim majority world, and the historiography of that that field of knowledge production. Since 2018, his appointment is split between the Faculty of Law and the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In the Faculty of Law, he has taught torts, constitutional law, racial politics and the law, legal ethics, and statutory interpretation. In history, he teaches in the field of Islamic legal history, law and religion, and historical epistemology in Islamic studies. The recipient of numerous research grants, he was named as a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of law and awarded the 2017 Kitty Newman Memorial Award in Philosophy from the Royal Society of Canada.

In addition to publishing numerous articles, Emon is the author of Islamic Natural Law Theories (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law (Oxford University Press, 2012), as well as the co-editor of Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground? (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is the founding editor of Middle East Law and Governance: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and series editor of the Oxford Islamic Legal Studies Series.