On Islamic Law:
- In Shari’a, Inshallah: Finding God in Somali Legal Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Mark Fathi Massoud (UC Santa Cruz) “addresses the connections between religious politics and legal politics—and the ways that religion shapes the foundation of our modern nations, even and especially those countries that call themselves secular.” Read Massoud’s interview about his book for the Jadaliyya here.
- In “The Birth of the Islamic Investor: Shareholding, Modern Islamic Law, and the Rise of Islamic Finance” (Islamic Law & Society, March 23, 2022), Ibrahim Elhoudaiby (Columbia University) “explore[s] the genealogy of Islamic finance by scrutinizing twentieth-century fatwās on share certificates.”
- In “The Patient’s Right to Medical Care and Dignity Preservation in Islamic Law” (Anbar University Journal for Islamic Sciences 12, no. 47 (2021)), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abed Al-Sawt focuses on “the rights of patients in Islamic law, and given the abundance and diversity of these rights, [focuses on] two rights, namely: the patient’s right to medical care, and the right to preserve his dignity.”
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Islamic Values-Based Mathematics Learning for Secondary Schools in Islamic Boarding Schools” (I-MES 1, no. 1 (2022)), Kusno Kusno, using a qualitative research method, explores “a case study method at the Zamzam Islamic Boarding School, Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Indonesia,” “show[ing] that mathematics learning in Islamic boarding schools was integrated with Islamic values in learning tools (syllabus, lesson plans, student worksheets) and the implementation of learning, such as materials, methods, media, and teacher leadership behavior in education.”
- On May 5, 2022, the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network (IDHN) will host its seventh annual conference.
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:
- LexisLogos is a site that allows users to type in English characters and get the Arabic character output.
- Islam in China is a scholarly project that aims to preserve and analyze Chinese, Arabic, and Persian manuscripts and other non-textual sources.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- 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: 7th IDHN Conference, May 5, 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: Formation, Establishment, and Evolution of the Mālikī Madhhab, University of Laussane, June 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.