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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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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May 2021

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” with Samy Ayoub, May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm

May 26 @ 12:00 - 13:30

PROF. SAMY AYOUB (University of Texas): Creativity in Continuity: al-Rasa’il al-Fiqhiyya as a Genre for Legal Change Organized by: Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School) Necmettin Kızılkaya (Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University Faculty of Theology) Please see this … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” with Samy Ayoub, May 26, 2021 @ 12:00…

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June 2021

Monthly Lecture: Maribel Fierro “Fatāwa Compilations: Exploring a legal genre in the Islamic West” June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

June 30 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Digital Islamicate Paleography and Codicology Summer School June 1-August 20, 2021 The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland (Roshan Institute-UMD) is offering a free, stipend-supported twelve-week online summer course on digital Islamicate paleography and codicology. We are seeking graduate students interested in the intersection of Arabic-script paleography and codicology with digital … Continue reading Digital Islamicate Paleography and Codicology Summer School, The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, June 1-August 20, 2021

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September 2021

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Anas Sarmini, “Form, Function and Historical Development of Ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a Genre”

September 29 @ 12:00 - 13:00

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM US EST via Zoom, Professor Anas Sarmini (Istanbul 29 Mayis University), will speak on the form, function, and historical development of ikhtilāf al-fuqahāʾ as a genre as part of our ongoing monthly lecture series. Dr. Sarmini is an Assistant Professor at the Istanbul 29 May University. His research focuses on ḥadīth, uṣūl al-fiqh (jurisprudence), and Arabic. He completed his doctoral degree on ḥadīth and sunna from the University of Jinan in 2015, and a master’s degree on Arabic literature…

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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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