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February 2019

Lunch Talk :: Book Talk on Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires (Harvard University Press, 2017)

February 6, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Austin 102, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School United States

Author: Faiz Ahmed, Associate Professor of History, Brown University Moderator: Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School Respondent: Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life In Afghanistan Rising, Faiz Ahmed presents a vibrant account of Afghanistan, the first Muslim-majority country to gain independence, codify its own laws, and ratify a constitution after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. He illustrates how turn-of-the-twentieth-century Kabul—far from being a landlocked wilderness or remote…

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Program in Islamic Law Lecture :: Marion Katz, “Wives, Housework, and the Changing Boundary between Islamic Law and Ethics”

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Lewis 214A, Harvard Law School

Marion Katz , Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University Lecture: “Wives, Housework, and the Changing Boundary between Islamic Law and Ethics” Recent years have seen a rise in the study of Islamic ethics, from the “ethical turn” in the anthropology of Islam to the foundation of a Journal of Islamic Ethics.  The relationship between Islamic law and ethics has also become a focus of attention on both the historical and the constructive levels, with some scholars equating…

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September 2019

Open House : Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

September 24, 2019 @ 16:00 - 18:00

Sep 24 | 4.00-6.00p | Austin 102 The Program for Islamic Law welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the new year. Come learn about the program, meet others with similar interests, and more. Refreshments will be served.

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October 2019

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

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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December 2019

Muwaṭṭaʾ Book Launch & Workshop: The Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is looking to hire a part-time Affiliated Faculty to fill one History course opening for the Spring 2020 semester, January 14-May 1, 2020. The course is HI204 Islam in the World. HI204 Islam in the World pursues an interdisciplinary study of the origins of … Continue reading Call for Applications: Affiliated Faculty (Part-Time), Emerson College

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 New Book Symposium: New Translation of The Muwaṭṭaʾ, The Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is looking to hire a part-time Affiliated Faculty to fill one History course opening for the Spring 2020 semester, January 14-May 1, 2020. The course is HI204 Islam in the World. HI204 Islam in the World pursues an interdisciplinary study of the origins of … Continue reading Call for Applications: Affiliated Faculty (Part-Time), Emerson College

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March 2020

Book Talk: “Intimacy Under Surveillance: Moral Policing & the State in Contemporary Malaysia,” Nurul Huda Mohd Razif, Evans Fellow, University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World

March 4 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Nurul Huda Mohd Razif, Evans Fellow, University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World Mar 4 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Austin 102 Intimacy Under Surveillance: Moral Policing & the State in Contemporary Malaysia   In Muslim-majority Malaysia today, marriage is recognized as the only acceptable means of securing access to lawful sexual intimacy. This is reinforced by Islamic, Malay cultural (adat), as well as legal restrictions on pre-/extra-marital sexual intimacy, which is criminalized…

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May 2020

Call for Editors: “Continuity and Change: A Journal of Social Structure, Law and Demography in Past Societies,” Cambridge University Press

May 1

Call for Editors: Continuity and Change Dr Chris Briggs and Dr Julie Marfany will shortly be coming to the end of their tenure as editors of Continuity and Change (C&C). Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for their successors. The deadline for applications is 1 May, 2020. Now in its 34th volume, C&C aims to define a field of historical sociology concerned with long-term continuities and discontinuities in the structures of past societies. Emphasis is upon studies whose agenda or methodology…

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