On December 7, 2020, Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä) spoke about his new book Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism (Oxford University Press, 2019). He was joined by moderator Dr. Sohaib Baig, a research fellow at the Program in Islamic Law.
On October 20, 2020, Elizabeth Urban (West Chester University) spoke about her new book Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). She was joined by discussant Prof. Matthew Gordon (Miami).
On September 15, 2020, Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore) spoke about her new book Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, 2020). She was joined by discussant Iza Hussin (Cambridge).
On December 9, 2019, Professor and Faculty Director of the Program in Islamic Law, Intisar Rabb and former research fellow, Dana Lee, convened the symposium and book talk for al-Muwatta’. Joined by author-translators Professor Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) and Vice Chancellor Connell Monette (American College Casablanca), along with commentators Professor Kecia […]
On Friday, July 10, 2020, Professor Najam Haider (Barnard College) presented “What Geography and Maps Can Sound Like” as part of our Digital Islamic Law Lab series. He discussed how textual sources, with the proper computational power, can self-generate maps and geographic designations. Haider examined Hajj pilgrimage manuals as an example of sources that can help […]
On October 22, 2019, Maya Shatzmiller (University of Western Ontario) gave a lecture on “Equity and Equality: The Economics Behind Women’s Property Rights in Islamic Law.” Watch her lecture and other lectures hosted by the Program in Islamic Law (PIL) on the Program in Islamic Law Vimeo Channel.
On Friday June 26, 2020, Jamie Folsom (Performant Software) presented the Courts and Canons (CnC) Project as part of our Digital Islamic Law Lab series. The CnC project is an interactive, collaborative project that places the Islamic legal tradition in historical, socio-political, and geographic context. He explains how this tool will allow researchers to examine […]