On Islamic Law:
- In “Legal Canons—In the Classroom and in the Courtroom or, Comparative Perspective on the Origins of Islamic Legal Canons, 1265–1519” (Villanova Law Review 66, no. 5 (2022)), Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief; Harvard University) traces the origins of Islamic law canons, with a focus on how those canons were utilized in Islamic courts as well as educational settings.
- In “Rebellion, Sovereignty, and Islamic Law in the Ottoman Age of Revolutions” (Law and History Review (2022)), Will Smiley (University of New Hampshire) “traces how Ottoman interpretations and uses of Islamic law adapted to deal with non-Muslim rebellions between roughly 1769 and 1830.”
- In The Development of Islamic Law and Society in the Maghrib (Ashgate, 2022), David S. Powers (Cornell University) investigates “the application of Islamic law in qadi courts in the Maghrib in the period between 1100 and 1500 CE,” with a focus on family law.
- A new episode of the Middle Eastern Studies podcast discusses Jocelyn Hendrickson‘s recently published book, Leaving Iberia: Islamic Law and Christian Conquest in North West Africa (Harvard University Press, 2020).
On Islam and Data Science:
- Till Grallert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Maxim Romanov (Universität Hamburg) announced that they are organizing a panel entitled “Computational contributions to the Social and Cultural History of the Islamicate World.” They are accepting submissions until February 14, 2022.
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:
- Kitabosunnat is a database of books in Urdu about Islam.
- Beheste Ghalam is a site with a large number of books, including Islamic ones for online readers.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Call for Papers: Computational contributions to the Social and Cultural History of the Islamicate World, Berlin, 12-17 September 2022. Deadline: February 14, 2022.
- Call for Papers: Middle East Studies Association 56th Annual Meeting, Denver, December 1-4, 2022. Deadline: February 17, 2022.
- Call for Volunteer Chairs & Discussants: 2022 Global Meeting on Law and Society. Deadline: February 18, 2022.
- Research Associate: The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History. Deadline: March 31, 2022.
- Persian Language Summer School by Aspirantum, Yerevan (Armenia), July 3, 2022 – August 27, 2022. Deadline: April 21, 2022.
- Call for Applications: 2022 Temple Bar Scholarship. Deadline: April 30, 2022.
- Postdoctoral position opening: Christian-Muslim communication, University of Konstanz. Deadline: April 2022.
- Workshop: Intertextuality in Islamic and Jewish Law, June 21-23, 2022, University of Muenster.
- Conference: American Society for Legal History 2022, November 10-12, 2022.
- Position opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Tennessee, Fall 2022. Deadline: until an appointment is made.
- Position opening: Columbia University, The Department of Art History and Archaeology Barbara Stoler Miller Assistant Professor, Indian and South Asian Art History. 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.
- Research Project: Historian/Researcher – Tudor Period/Elizabethan Era, and the Ottoman Empire during the Suleiman the Magnificent Period. Deadline: until the position is filled.
- Call for Submissions: The UCLA School of Law’s Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL).
- Call for Manuscripts: Advances in the Study of Islam, Edinburgh University Press.