On Islamic Law:
- In “Judicial Crisis in Damascus on the Eve of Baybars’s Reform: The Case of the Minor Orphan Girl (651–55/1253–57)” (Islamic Law and Society (March 23, 2022)), Mariam Sheibani (The University of Toronto Scarborough) “reconstructs a late-Ayyubid court case in Damascus that was litigated repeatedly between 651/1253 and 655/1257, five years prior to the beginning of Sultan Baybars’s judicial reform in 660/1262.”
- In “The Islamic Law of Pearling: Ritual Obligation and Economic Practice in the Arabian Gulf, ca. 1910–1940” (Islamic Law and Society (April 21, 2022)), Alexandre Caeiro (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar) explores how pearling, the main economic activity in the Arabian Gulf in the early 20th century, was regulated by Islamic law, and its links to an emerging capitalist world.
- In “The Four Books of Shiʿi Hadith: From Inception to Consolidation” (Islamic Law and Society (November 30, 2021)), Amin Ehteshami (Humboldt University) historically traces the origins and consolidation of the major books of Prophetic sayings in the Shī’ī tradition.
- In “The Birth of the Islamic Investor: Shareholding, Modern Islamic Law, and the Rise of Islamic Finance” (Islamic Law and Society (March 23, 2022)), Ibrahim Elhoudaiby (Columbia University) “explore[s] the genealogy of Islamic finance by scrutinizing twentieth-century fatwās on share certificates.”
- In “Rebelling against the Ruler: Egyptian Youth and Azhari Scholars’ Authority after the 2011 Uprising” (Islamic Law and Society (August 26, 2021)), Nareman Amin (Princeton University) discusses the fatāwā of Muslim scholars during the Arab spring uprisings.
- In “Sexualization of Sharīʿa: Application of Islamic Criminal (Ḥudūd) Laws in Pakistan)” (Islamic Law and Society (June 17, 2021)), Zubair Abbasi (Lahore University of Management Sciences) explores the increase and decrease in the number of zinā prosecutions under the various laws in Pakistan that have regulated sex crimes according to Islamic law.
- Awraq, a Spanish-language publication, dedicated its recent issue to the theme La shari‘a o ley sagrada de los musulmanes (The shari’a or sacred law of Muslims sacred law of Muslims), which features an essay by our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb titled Crimen y castigo en el islam: principios y prácticas (Crime and punishment in Islam: principles and practices).
- In “Withholding religious divorce controlling and coercive behavior: Moher” (Law and Religion UK, May 17, 2022), Fouzia Azzouz (Bristol University) “looks at the law around a husband’s refusal to grant his wife a religious divorce.”
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Islamic school leadership: advancing a framework for critical spirituality” (International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 35, no. 3 (2022)), Melanie C. Brooks (Monash University) and Miriam D. Ezzani (Texas Christian University) explore “how an Islamic school leader’s critical spirituality informed and shaped leadership practice,” using data “collected via semi-structured interviews, documents, and school site observations.”
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:
- Princeton Geniza Project consists of 4,320 transcriptions in Judaeo-Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic.
- The Friedberg Geniza Project is the biggest collection of digitized geniza fragments, especially documentary fragments.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Symposium: The History of the Mamluk Sultanate in honor of Carl Petry, Northwester University, May 20, 2022.
- Postdoc opportunity: Islamic history and culture, University of Bergen. Deadline is May 22, 2022.
- Award: Annemarie Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies Research Award. Deadline is May 31, 2022.
- Call for Papers: Gender as a Category of Analysis for the Study of the Medieval Middle East. Deadline is June 1, 2022.
- Legal Internship: ACLU Illinois, Fall 2022. Deadline is June 1, 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.
- Position opening: Director, International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Deadline is June 12, 2022.
- Position opening: Associate Professor in the History of the Middle East and Muslim Africa, University of Bergen, June 12, 2022.
- Summer School 2022: Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World. Deadline is June 17, 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.
- AMECYS Book Award Announcement (copyright 2020, 2021), June 30, 2022.
- Call for Contributions: Special-Edition Journal, Pakistan, July 15, 2022.
- Call for Papers: The Perspective of the Countryside in the Medieval Arab-Islamic World, August 1, 2022.
- Position opening: Associate Director and Chief Curator, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, August 31, 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.