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January 2022

Call for Applications: PIL–LC Research Fellowship Application, 2022-2023

January 31

From the organizers, including, among others, PIL book series editor Abigail Krasner Balbale: Dr Rocio Daga Portillo First session: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) Last session: Monday, Feb. 07, 2022 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) This webinar is part of the "Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture" jointly organized … Continue reading Lecture Series: A Society in Transition: Property and Law in Arabic Documents from Toledo (11th-14th Centuries) (Winter term 2021/22), Hamburg University, October…

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SHARIAsource Ruby on Rails/React Developer

January 31

SHARIAsource is a portal for Islamic law and data science tools that offers a window onto the digital world of Islamic legal studies. Its growing set of digitized texts and digital tools enable researchers to better explore an access a growing set of sources in this area, in ways meaningful to particular research inquiries and to the general landscape of Islamic and comparative law at Harvard and around the globe. For our research activities and projects within Harvard’s SHARIAsource, we…

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February 2022

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

February 8 @ 12:00 - 13:00

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 and the inaugural Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at Yale Law School, held a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo, as…

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March 2022

Islamic Law Speaker Series: Issam Eido, “Pre-Canonical Islamic Legal Canons: An Analysis of Early Hanafi Literature”

March 8 @ 12:00

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 2:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Issam Eido (Vanderbilt University) will present "Pre-Canonical Islamic Legal Canons: An Analysis of Early Hanafi Literature" as part of our Islamic Law Speaker Series. Eido will attempt to trace the legal canons that were used in early Hanafi sources, beginning with Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybānī’s (d. 189/805) works and ending with Abū Zayd al-Dabūsī’s (d. 430/1038) works. These canons, throughout their evolution, have been exposed to multiple procedures…

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April 2022

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

April 12 @ 12:00 - 13:00

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 with a study published under the title Kinderverkauf und Schuldknechtschaft. Untersuchungen zur frühen Phase des islamischen Rechts (with a short English version, “Freedom and Slavery in Early…

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