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October 2021

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

October 19 @ 12:00 - 13:00

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 Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He has previously served as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Utrecht. His research centers on philosophical…

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November 2021

Call for Papers: The Journal of Islamic Law, Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, November 1, 2021

November 1

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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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”

November 9 @ 12:00 - 13:00

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 theology, Sufism and the Islamic philosophical tradition. She is currently an external lecturer at the Institut für Orientalistik at the University of Vienna. Dr. Ivanyi…

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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, 2022 @ 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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April 2022

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

April 12, 2022 @ 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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