Islamic Law Speaker Series: Irene Schneider, Book Talk: “Debating the Law, Creating Gender: Sharia and Lawmaking in Palestine”

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Irene Schneider (Göttingen University) will speak on her new book, Debating the Law, Creating Gender: Sharia and Lawmaking in Palestine (Brill, 2021). Irene Schneider is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Göttingen University. In 1996 she completed her habilitation at the University of Cologne […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Hedayat Heikal, “Inheritance versus Personal Status: Shifting National Strategies in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia”

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Dr. Hedayat Heikal (Harvard Law School) will speak about inheritance and personal status laws in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia. Dr. Heikal is currently a  Research Fellow 2021-2022 at the Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School. She previously served as a Research Scholar in Law […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Katharina Ivanyi, Book Talk: “Virtue, Piety and the Law: A Study of Birgivī Meḥmed Efendī’s (d. 981/1573) al-Ṭarīqa al-muḥammadiyya”

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). Dr. Ivanyi is a historian of Islam in the pre-modern and modern periods with interests in Islamic Law and […]

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Marion Katz, “Form, Function and Historical Development of the ṭabaqāt al-fuqaha literature”

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Marion Holmes 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 […]

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Yusuf Celik, “Islamicate Digital Humanities and Redefining the Hermeneutical Circle in the Age of Data Science”

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, with Dr. Yusuf Celik (Harvard Law School), 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 […]