Harvard Law Today on Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography!

In a story published on April 14, 2021, Harvard Law Today covered our Blog’s recent Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography. The story quotes Professor Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, who mentions three motivations behind hosting the Roundtable – three developments in Islamic legal studies that, according to Rabb, caused “tectonic shifts in the study of Islamic law and history.” These are: (1) the rise of digital humanities and data science and their application to Islamic legal studies, (2) the proliferation of scholarly handbooks on Islamic law, and (3) the increasing focus on broad areas of scholarly inquiry, including for example, Islamic legal canons.

Read the complete story here!

Leave a Reply