Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law:

  • In episode 521 of the Ottoman History Podcast, entitled “Islam and Science Fiction” and hosted by Shireen Hamza (Harvard University), Jörg Matthias Determann (Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar) explores the “many overlapping and competing visions of Muslim Futurism.”
  • In “Majalla: Codification of the Norms of Islamic Law” (International Journal of Culture and Modernity 12 (2022)), Rakhmanov Abdumuxtor Rejjabbayevich (Tashkent State University of Law) describes the Ottoman Majalla as “the first successful large-scale codification of Islamic law,” and discusses the norms of Islamic law codified in it.
  • In “Reconsidering the Special Rules of Mitigation of Damages for Breach of Contract for the Sale of Goods in UAE Law” (Arab Law Quarterly, January 14, 2022), Mahmoud I. Fayyad (University of Sharjah) and Ahmad M. Hayajneh (University of Jordan) “focus[] on the regulatory framework of a creditor’s duty to mitigate damages in UAE law, and examines the extent to which this organization is consistent with the provisions of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods.”
  • In “Sustainability through the lens of Islam” (New Straits Times, February 24, 2022), Thameem Ushama (International Islamic University, Malaysia) makes the case that “[a] glance at the Quran and Sunnah confirms that the concept of sustainability is not alien to Islam.”
  • The Formal Evolution of Islamic Juridical Dialectic: A Brief Glimpse” (in New Developments in Legal Reasoning and Logic (Springer 2022)) by Walter Edward Young (McGill University) presents “snapshots from various moments in variant streams of Islamic juridical dialectic.”
  • A Logical Framework for the Islamic Law” (in New Developments in Legal Reasoning and Logic (Springer 2022)) by Mohammad Ardeshir (Sharif University of Technology, Iran) and Fatemeh Nabavi (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) University of “introduce[s] a new aspect of the notion of obligation inspired from the Islamic legal system.”
  • In Conciliation in the Qurʾan: The Qurʾanic Ethics of Conflict Resolution (De Gruyer, 2022), Shafi Fazaluddin (SOAS University of London) “addresses an existing imbalanced focus in Islamic Studies on conflict in the Qurʾan, and moves beyond a restrictive approach to ṣulḥ (reconciliation) as a mediation process in fragmented social contexts.”

On Islam and Data Science:


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PIL & Harvard Calendar:

  • Position opening: Islamic Law Blog Staff Editor, Program in Islamic Law. Deadline: March 4, 2022.
  • Request for Proposals: Ruby on Rails/React Developer, Program in Islamic Law. Deadline: March 4, 2022.
  • Webinar: “Contesting the Caliphate: Genealogies of Power in the Islamic West” by Abigail Balbale, Harvard University, March 4, 2022.
  • Webinar: “The Making of an Islamic City-State: Genealogy, Religion and Sovereignty in Nasrid Granada” by Mohamad Ballan, Harvard University, March 7, 2022.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: Prof. Issam Eido, Program in Islamic Law, March 8, 2022.
  • Webinar: “Another Commercial Revolution? The Case of Fatimid Egypt” by Lorenzo Bondioli, Harvard University, March 9, 2022.
  • Call for Applications: Data Science Fellow, Program in Islamic Law. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Global Calendar:

  • Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Dr. Hedi Viterbo, Associate Professor of Law, March 11, 2022.
  • Social Media Internship Opportunity: The Muslim Women’s Giving Circle (MWGC). Deadline: March 15, 2022.
  • Position opening: Staff Attorney, The Center for Constitutional Rights. Deadline: March 18, 2022.
  • Research Associate: The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History. Deadline: March 31, 2022.
  • Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Mr. Shivan Fazil and Dr. Bahar Baser, April 8, 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.
  • Call for Applications: The MESA Global Academy 2022-2023. Deadline: May 1, 2022.
  • Conference: Clinical Legal Education, May 9-13, 2022.
  • Webinar: AMECYS Friday Digital Author Series: Dr. Rania Kassab Sweis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, May 13, 2022.
  • Workshop: Intertextuality in Islamic and Jewish Law, June 21-23, 2022, University of Muenster.
  • Society of Legal Scholars, 113th Annual Conference, King’s College London, September 6-9, 2022.
  • 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.
  • Request for Open Submissions: AALS 2023 Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2023. Submission deadlines vary.

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