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June 2019

Law and Society Association: Gender and Judging in Muslim Courts

June 1, 2019 @ 16:45 - 18:30
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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The international research collaboration deals with aspects of gender and judging in Muslim courts in the context of the Middle East and South (East) Asia. The issues addressed are: 1) the gendered construction of the judiciary, and 2) gender aspects of judging in Muslim courts. Do male and female judges on state courts and religious courts (re)produce or challenge gender hierarchy in their dispensation of justice? In elaboration of this point, which sources are used to underpin gender norms (legislation,…

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Law and Society Association: Courts, Bureaucracy and Politics in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Turkey

June 2, 2019 @ 10:00 - 11:45
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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This panel explores the changing nature of the judiciary and civil service bureaucracy in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Turkey in the face of political change, both historic and contemporary. Papers focus on constitutional courts in Hungary and Slovakia, the politicization of judges and accountability mechanisms for misconduct, the influence of Islamist groups and informal networks on the Turkish judiciary, and the reform of Poland's civil service bureaucracy after the fall of Communism. Session Organizer Melissa King, UMass Chair Olga Semukhina,…

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Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages

June 13, 2019 - June 14, 2019
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands

This international workshop is part of the ERC-funded research project "Problematizing 'Muslim Marriages': Ambiguities and Contestations." With "multiple materialities" we revisit and bring together two fields of anthropological research. On the one hand, we engage with a research tradition that investigates the conclusion of marriages as part of processes of production and reproduction. On the other hand, we include how artifacts function as the tangible materialization of concepts, values, ethics, aesthetics, desires and aspirations. In other words, we address both…

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September 2019

Presentation: “Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism”

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:30

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at Georgetown University invites you to attend the following event: "Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism," a presentation and talk by Dr. Mohammad Hassan Khalil. Event For well over a decade, the so-called New Atheists have had a unique and ostensibly significant impact on Western (and to some extent non-Western) intellectual discourse. Notwithstanding their numerous detractors, their views on Islam in particular have shaped the ways that many college professors and students (typically outside…

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October 2019

Lecture: Slavery and Abolition in Islamic Law, Rutgers University

Register for this event through Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/y5zfqydr Watch this lecture live-streaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8eStkmdNlo

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Political Theology Network 2019 Conference

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019

“Political Theology” covers a multidisciplinary field of research that engages the unwieldy relationship between religion and politics out of a desire for justice. At the Political Theology Network Conference, we extend this engagement by bringing together scholars, activists, artists, and religious leaders working both inside and outside the academy. This three-day conference will feature more than 70 presentations of projects and papers, as well as keynote addresses and plenary sessions. Featured speakers include: Michelle Alexander, Contributing Opinion Columnist at the…

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Islamic Law Lecture Series: Maya Shatzmiller, The Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Throughout the academic year, the Program in Islamic Law hosts an "Islamic Law Lecture Series," in which distinguished faculty and fellows present their cutting-edge research on Islamic law, past and present. In the first installment of the Program in Islamic Law's "Islamic Law Lecture Series," Maya Shatzmiller , Professor, Western University, will present on her research. Oct 22 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Austin 102

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November 2019

Talk: Professor Marcus Milwright, “The Shock of the New? Writing and the Propagation of Religious Ideology in early Islam”

November 5, 2019 @ 13:00 - 14:30
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Prof. Marcus Milwright, "The Shock of the New? Writing and the Propagation of Religious Ideology in early Islam" Tue 5 Nov, 6pm G.06, 50 George Square University of Edinburgh The prominent role played by writing in the visual cultures of the Islamic world is, of course, well known. Ornamental scripts adorn buildings and objects of all periods from the seventh century to the present. Writing functions in these contexts both as a carrier of meaning and as an object of…

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Islamic Law Lecture Series: Dana Lee, The Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

November 12, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Throughout the academic year, the Program in Islamic Law puts on an "Islamic Law Lecture Series" in which distinguished faculty and fellows present their cutting-edge research on Islamic law, past and present. In the second installment of the Program in Islamic Law's "Islamic Law Lecture Series," Dana Lee, Research Fellow, Program in Islamic Law, will present on her research. Nov 12 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Austin 102

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Book Talk: Islamic Criminal Law in Conversation with Kamali’s “Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England”

Join the Harvard Law School Library community and Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law, Professor of History, and Faculty Director, Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, among other scholars, in a conversation around Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England (Cambridge Univ. Press, Oct. 31, 2019), a recent publication by Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. When: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at Noon Where: Harvard Law School Milstein West A/B, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA (Directions). No RSVP required This…

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