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The IX Islamic Legal Studies Conference, convened by the International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)
June 6, 2018 - June 9, 2018
The conference will be divided into two parts. In the first, which will take place in Helsinki on June 6, a keynote address and an invited panel of five speakers will present on “Islamic Law and the Relationship between Ruler and Ruled.” The keynote will be given by Frank Vogel (Harvard Law School), who will explore Sharia doctrine regarding legal status of the governed. It will be followed by a panel made up of Lena Salaymeh (Tel Aviv University), Christian Müller (CNRS, Paris), Rob Gleave (University of Exeter), Evgenia Kermeli (Haceteppe University, Ankara), and Mulki al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki), who will each present case studies from different periods evidencing the shaping and reconstituting of subjecthood in legal practice.
The second part, which will take place in Tampere over two-and-a-half days, will consist of twenty diverse presentations divided among five panels.