The 2021 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law. Please consult our calendar for all the panels taking place during the conference.
The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as well as those featuring scholars, fellows, editors, and students who are or have been affiliated with the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, emphasized in bold.
- The panel entitled “Colonial Era Shari’a: The Making and Remaking of Islamic Legal Authority” (November 5, 2021 @ 10:15 -11:45 am) will be featuring Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) as chair and commentator, Ari Schreiber (Harvard University) and Rabiat Okande (Harvard Law School) as speakers, with papers on “Moroccan Shariʿa, French Shariʿa: Adjudicating Slavery in Colonial-Era Morocco” and “Judging Islamic Law: The 1938 Fatwa of Kano Law School Jurists and Late Colonial Northern Nigeria,” respectively.
- The panel entitled “The Multiplicity of International Persons: State, Empire and Sovereignty in the Global Public Order of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries” (November 5, 2021 @ 1:15 – 2:40 pm) will be featuring a talk on “Tunisian Consuls? State Sovereignty, Provincial Autonomy, and Diplomatic Representation in a Disputed Ottoman Province (ca. 1800-1900)” by Youssef Ben Ismail (Harvard University).
- The panel entitled “Law in the Borderlands: Legal Frontiers in Southeastern Europe and the Middle East” (November 6, 2021 @ 9:00 – 10:30 am) will be featuring talks on “Muslims and Contested Legal Domains in the post-Ottoman Balkans” by Emily Greble (Harvard University) and “Young Turk Era Power Brokers in Ottoman Peripheries from Albania to Kuwait” by Aimee Genell (University of West Georgia).
- The panel entitled “Author Meets Readers: Samuel Fury Childs Daly, A History of the Republic of Biafra: Law, Crime, and the Nigerian Civil War” (November 6, 2021 @ 9:00 – 10:30 am) will be featuring Rabiat Okande (Harvard Law School) as commentator.
- The panel entitled “Property Ownership and Inheritance in the Indian Ocean World Over the Longue Durée“(November 6, 2021 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm) will be featuring Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore) as chair and commentator as well as a paper on “Fatima’s Inheritance: Early Modern Indian Ocean Trade Between Islamic Law and Natural Law” by Du Fei (Cornell University).
- The panel entitled “The Johnson Panel for First Book Authors” (November 6, 2021 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm) will be featuring Adnan Zulfiqar (Rutgers Law School) with a submission entitled “Duties to the Collective: Jurists, Islamic Law and the Search for Cohesion, 945 to 1258 CE.”
- The panel entitled “Legal Cultures in the Early Modern World: Perspectives from Islamicate South Asia” (November 6, 2021 @ 4:15 – 5:45 pm) will be feautring talks on “Diplomatic Protocols and Codes of Ethical Conduct in the Early Modern Persian Cosmopolis” by Shounak Ghosh (Vanderbilt University), “Madness in the Fatāwa-yi ‘Alamgīrī: Insanity and Islamic Law during Aurangzeb’s reign” by Anurag Advani (University of California, Berkeley), and “Narratives of Conception: Situating Midwives in the Legal Landscape of Early Modern South” by Sonia Wigh (University of Exeter).
- The panel entitled “Property Law and Power in Imperial Borderlands” (November 6, 2021 @ 4:15 – 5:45 pm) will be featuring Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia) as commentator as well as a talk on “Writing as Crisis: Debt, Law, and Commerce in Ottoman Sudan, 1821-1881” by Hengameh Ziai (Yale University).