On Islamic Law:
- In “Experiencing ‘nikah Captivity’ in the West: Gendered Conflicts over Ending Muslim Marriages” (Journal of Muslims in Europe, online, September 16, 2021), Anika Liversage (The Danish Center for Social Science Research), based on a series of interviews with Muslim women, finds that second-generation Muslims in Denmark are more easily able to put an end to unwarranted marriages than their first-generation Muslim women counterparts.
- In “Afghanistan dispatches: ‘It is not the application of Islamic criminal law that frightens us, it is that it is applied without due process…” (Jurist, September 28, 2021), the Jurist Staff give voice to an Afghan law student in Kabul (who remains anonymous for security reasons) who observes that Islamic criminal law can only be applied in conjunction with stringent due process requirements, and that the Taliban is disregarding Islamic due process altogether, resulting in tragic consequences.
- In “The position and authority of the Aceh Shari’a court on the Indonesian justice system” (Indonesia Law Review 5, no. 2 (2021)), Sufiarina Sufiarina discusses the position and authority of the Aceh Sharī’a court on the Indonesian justice system.
- In “Zinā in the Criminal Legislation Act (1999-2000): An Evaluation of the Implication for Muslim Women’s Right in Nigeria” (AUC Knowledge Fountain Thesis Series), Paul Orerhime Akpomie (The American University in Cairo) “proposes that the Shariʾa Courts of Appeal ruling could be set as a benchmark forum for further evaluative projects of the Shariʾa criminal and penal codes procedures” in Nigeria.
On Islam and Data Science:
- The Islamicate Digital Humanities Network‘s (IDHN) workshop on “Islamic Digital Humanities in the field: On methods and ethics” is now accessible online and can be viewed on IDHN’s YouTube page.
FIELD GUIDE TO ISLAMIC LAW ONLINE: RECENT SOURCES
This Field Guide to Islamic Law Online is an ever-growing collection of links to hundreds of links to primary sources and archival collections around the world, online. We recently added new resources to this list:
- Adliya Legal Publications is a site containing legal texts connected to the Iranian legal system.
- National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the national archive of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Position opening: Assistant Professor in Medieval Islamic History, Harvard University, July 1, 2022. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
- Call for Applications: The Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching, Harvard Law School, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Deadline: November 12, 2021.
- Harvard-Yale Graduate Conference in Medieval History | January 2022 Call for Papers. Deadline: November 15, 2021.
- Call for Papers: Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, October 7-8, 2021.
- Conference: “Adjudicating Gender-Based Persecution At The ICC & Beyond: A Monumental Step And The Challenges That Lie Ahead,” Northumbria University, October 7-8, 2021.
- Position opening: Research Associate-Fixed Term, Department of History, Michigan State University. Deadline: Review of applications will start on October 15, 2021.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor in Classical Islam, Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Deadline: Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021.
- Call for Abstracts: 6th IDHN Conference, November 17, 2021. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
- Call for Applications: Usul Academy Honors Program in Comparative Islamic Studies, Fall 2021. Deadline: October 15, 2021.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor Specializing in Middle Eastern or North African History, University of Dayton, Ohio, History. Deadline: October 18, 2021.
- Call for Applications: Research Associate – PersDoc Project, Oxford University. Deadline: October 22, 2021.
- Call for Papers: “The X Islamic Legal Studies Conference,”International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS), London, May 19-21, 2022. Deadline: October 31, 2021.
- Call for Papers: Legal Histories of Empire, Maynooth University, June 29 – July 1, 2022. Deadline: October 31, 2021.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor – Historian of Early Islam until 1250, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. Deadline: November 1, 2021.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor of Middle East History, Utah University, July 2022. Deadline: November 5, 2021.
- Call for Workshop: Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop, The Law and Society Association, Summer 2022. Deadline: November 10, 2021.
- Call for Papers: Comparative Law Work-In-Progress Workshop, University of Illinois College of Law, February 3-5, 2022. Deadline: December 1, 2021.
- Call for Proposals: Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association Special Issue on Digital Ottoman Studies. Deadline: December 1, 2021.
- Position opening: Wesleyan University, Art and Art History: Assistant Professor, in the arts and material culture of Africa. Deadline: Applications completed by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.
- Position opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center, Princeton University. Deadline: December 10, 2021.
- Call for Contributions: “Literary Snippets: Colophons Across Space and Time,” Institute for Advanced Study, April 1, 2022. Deadline: December 15, 2021.
- Position opening: Open Rank Tenure Track Position, Islamic Art History, Pomona College, July 1, 2022. Deadline: January 1, 2022.
- Short-Term Fellowships: New-York Historical Society, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Deadline: January 6, 2022.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Fall 2022. Deadline: until an appointment is made.
- Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi. Deadline: until the position is filled.