Weekend Scholarship Roundup

  • In “The Problem of Authorship and Pseudepigraphy in Islamic Intellectual History,” Journal of the History of Ideas blog, W. Sasson Chahanovich addresses the problem of the author in Islamic intellectual history. Chahanovich aims to fill the gap on the lack of research on the topic of ‘forgery,’ i.e. pseudepigraphy, which is “the much-maligned twin of the canonical notion of the trustworthy author.”
  • Emilia Justyna Powell examines the presence of Islamic law-related arguments in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justices in Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes, Oxford University Press. The book includes never-before-published interviews with policymakers and religious leaders in the Islamic milieu as well as practitioners of international law including judges of international courts, and arbitration tribunals, and states’ legal councils. 
  • In January 2020, SeekersGuidance launched The Centre for Arabic Manuscript Verification and Editing, in partnership with the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University Research Centre, ISAM – Centre of Islamic Studies, and the Institute of Arabic Manuscripts. The purpose of this centre is to contribute to the revival of Islamic scholarship, through training scholars and academics to properly edit and publicize manuscripts.

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