A Year in Review As we begin this new year, we reflect on the past year at the Program in Islamic Law and the SHARIAsource Lab. We’ve been up to a lot! Having returned to campus last year after the remote year of the pandemic, we continue to host hybrid and virtual events to continue a broader conversation and increase points of access and exchange with our global network.
CONTEXT: Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law Last month, we convened a live Roundtable on the History of Islamic International Law. Organized by Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School) and Umut Özsu (Carleton University), who are editing a volume on the subject for the Cambridge History on International Law, this Roundtable brought together the contributing authors to that volume – all historians and legal scholars selected for their expertise on the contested status of various visions of international law from the medieval Islamic world to the Ottoman era (622-1923), spanning a variety of regions from across the globe. During the Roundtable webinar, contributing scholars reflected on and deliberated the larger themes, lingering questions, and ongoing debates surrounding the history of what we have become accustomed to calling ‘international law’. The discussion continued on our Islamic Law Blog, where we published essays and summaries that preview the Cambridge volume and that emerge from Roundtable itself.
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