On Islamic Law:
- In Divine Covenant: Science and Concepts of Natural Law in the Qur’an and Islamic Disciplines (Equinox Publishing, 2022), Ulrika Mårtensson (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) “explores the Qurʾānic concept of divine knowledge through scientific, theoretical paradigms – in particular natural law theory – and their relationship with seven Islamic scholarly disciplines: linguistics, hadith, politics, history, exegesis, jurisprudence, theology. “
- In “Muslims are finding their place in America’s abortion debate” (The Washington Post, June 17, 2022), Alejandra Molina (Religion News Service) interviews Muslim Americans regarding their stance on recent debates in the United States on the right to abortion, pointing to how Muslim Americans ground their opinions in Islamic law. For more content and context on how Islamic law features in the recent debates on access to abortion, consult our “Resource Roundup: Abortion and Islamic Law.“
- In “Politics at the Bench: The Pakistani Judiciary’s Ambitions and Interventions” (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 23, 2022), Yasser Kureshi (University of Oxford) argues that “[o]ver the last few decades, Pakistan’s courts have carved themselves a political role in addition to their legal one.”
On Islam and Data Science:
- In “Islamic Law Perspective on Cybercrime in The Financial Services Industry” (ICIIS and ICESTIIS 2021, October 20-21, 2021, Jambi, Indonesia), JM Muslimin and others engage in what they call “normative juridical research” to situate cyber crimes within the domain of Islamic criminal law.
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:
- The Royal Library of the Monastary of San Lorenzo and the Escorial is a digitized catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Escorial. Two catalogues are presented: one from 1884, and the other from 1996. The collection itself belonged to Sultan Zaydan an-Nasser, and it appears to be his complete collection, which was incorporated into the Escorial Library in 1612.
- Kashif al-Ghiṭā Library has a list of manuscripts available at the Kashf al Ghita Library in Najaf al Ashraf.
UPCOMING EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Position opening: Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard College Library, July 8, 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.