On Islamic Law:
- In “Reflection on Tanzin v. Tanvir: Q&A With the Plaintiffs” (Harvard Law Review Forum 135 (2021)), Muhammad Tanvir and others discuss the case of Tanzin v. Tanvir, in which “the U.S. Supreme Court held that plaintiffs suing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 19932 (RFRA) can seek money damages from federal government officials in their individual capacities.”
- In “Rights of Transgender: National and International Legal Protection” (Global Partners in Education Journal 10, no. 1 (2022)), Fatima Idrees (Fatima Jinnah Women University) and others “analyse Islamic law and its implication in the Muslim States concerning the rights of transgender persons.”
- “Picking sides where there are none” (New Frame, February 23, 2022) by Sean Jacobs (The New School) argues that while Islam and Muslim identity was the way for South African Muslims to enter the anti-apartheid struggle, “emphasi[z]ing Muslims’ duty to oppose injustice meant de-emphasi[z]ing South African Muslims’ stake in the anti-apartheid struggle as workers and Black people.”
- In “The Dominance of Islamic Law over Customary Law in Indonesia in Marriage Law” (Italienisch 12, no. 1 (2022)), Zul Anwar Ajim Harahap and Zulfan Effendi Hasibuan (Faculty of Sharia IAIN Padangsidimpuan, Indonesia) “analyze the relationship between Islamic and customary law in Indonesia and determine the dominance of Islamic law and customary law in the practice of Indonesian society in the field of marriage.”
- In “Gramophones, Paper Money, and Brimmed Hats: Sharia under Colonial Rule” (Law & Social Inquiry 46, no. 4 (2021)), Nufadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore) reviews Leor Halevi‘s (Vanderbilt University) book, Modern Things on Trial: Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865-1935 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019).
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Implementation of Islamic Sharia Policy in Langsa City” (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (ICoSPOLHUM 2021)), Mariam and Ade Muana Husniati (Universitas Malikussaleh), using interviews and direct observational methods, explore the implementation of Islamic law in a locality in Indonesia.
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:
- DARMC Medieval World is a tool of maps of the medieval world, with an Islamic cities layer.
- Digital Islamic Humanities Project functions as a “grapevine” and a repository for workshops and colloquia.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Conference: Harvard Graduate Conference on International History, CON-IH, April 16, 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.
- Conference on Kurdish Family Law, Harnack House in Berlin, June 2-4, 2022.
- Workshop: Intertextuality in Islamic and Jewish Law, June 21-23, 2022, University of Muenster.
- Conference: The Digital Orientalist’s Virtual Conference 2022, June 25, 2022.
- Call for Contributions: Special-Edition Journal, Pakistan, July 15, 2022.
- Society of Legal Scholars, 113th Annual Conference, King’s College London, September 6-9, 2022.
- Conference: Materiality, Rituals and the Senses in Shi‘i Islam, Georgia, October 19-21, 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.