Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law:

  • In “The Validity of Bitcoins According to the Islamic Law” (Law and Justice 6, no. 2 (2022)), Wardah Yuspin and Sakia Agia Salsabella (Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta) argue that “bitcoins produce more harm than good” and consequently that they are “prohibited by Islamic law.”
  • In “Legality of Immunisation in Islamic Law” (Journal of Asian and African Social Science and Humanities 8, no. 1 (2022)), Noor Shuhadawati Mohamad Amin and Ahmed Affan ShafyInternational (Islamic University Malaysia) argue that “the legality and permissibility of any preventive or medical treatment is based on the legality of its process, permissibility of ingredients used and necessity of such a process or ingredient in accordance to objectives of Islamic law.”

On Islam and Data Science:


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:

  • Arabic Beta Code is a digital tool that “make[s] it easy to type fully-vocalized Arabic texts on any machine through the use of simple character combinations and automatic rendering into various transliteration schemes and the Arabic script.”
  • Medieval Palace of Justice (Dār al-ʿadl) is a database of Egyptian and other Mamlūk dār al-‘adl locations.


Global Calendar:

  • 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.

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