Weekend Scholarship Roundup

  • In “International Law in General in the Medieval Islamic World” (The Cambridge History of International Law, Volume VIII: International Law in the Islamic World, Part I: International Law in the Medieval Islamic World (622-1453) (forthcoming)) Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto) “provides the reader with an introduction to basic questions of Islamic international law as they were developed and refined in the first six hundred years of Muslim history.”
  • The new and special issue of the Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (vol. 8, no. 1 (2020)) is out! The special issue, edited by Mouez Khalfaoui and Justin Jones, and published by the University of Zurich, is dedicated to the subject of “Islamic Family Law in Europe and Islamic World: Current Situation and Challenges.” The edited issue contains ten articles on the subject and an introduction.
  • The latest issue of al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) (vol. 28 (2020)) is out! The issue has a new teaching section, two articles in French,  six stand-alone articles, ten book reviews, and a special dossier of six articles in honor of Michael Cook, winner of MEM’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • The Islamicate Digital Humanities Network is organizing the first conference on Digitial Hadith Studies on January 27, 2021. The conference will include speakers including Mairaj U. Syed, Danny Halawi, Nazmus Saquib, Shuaib Choudhry, and Mohamed Alkaoud. The conference will also include a presentation of a newly designed software on automation of isnād trees.

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