Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law:

  • Nobuaki Kondo’s studies on Islamic law in Qajar Iran has been published in Persian.
  • In “The Immorality of Incarceration” (Journal of Islamic Law 3 no. 1 (2022)), Adnan Zulfiqar (Rutgers Law School) “shows how perspectives from the Global South, in this case Islamic law, might inform new approaches to abolition in other contexts.”
  • In “Shīʿī Ideas of Slavery” (Journal of Islamic Law 3 no. 1 (2022)), Zahra Azhar (Shahid Beheshti University) and Seyed Masoud Noori (NYU School of Law), with reference to Iranian history, “discuss[] and compare[] the opinions of Shīʿī scholars in the Qājar era, when the question of the abolition of slavery was first posed via British diplomatic channels, and subsequently during the Constitutional Revolution 1905 (Enghelāb-e Mashrūteh), to see if the introduction of Human Rights concepts at the time had any effect on fatwas about slave trade.”
  • In “Muslims in American Prisons” (Journal of Islamic Law 3 no. 1 (2022)), SpearIt. (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) “explores how Islamic ideals contributed to the litigation and how mundane lawsuits were transformed into an expression of genuine religiosity which, in turn, helped create new rules and policies that expanded the law’s presence in prison.”

On Islam and Data Science:

  • In “Inheritance Sharing System in Tinombala Village from the Perspective of Islamic Law” (International Journal of Contemporary Islamic Law and Society, 4 no. 1 (2022)), M. Taufan B. (Institut Agama Islam Negeri Palu) and others “use[] qualitative methods with three data collection techniques: observation, interviews, and documentation” to explore and discuss Islamic inheritance law practices in the Tinombala Village in Parigi Mautong Regency.


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Global Calendar:

  • Karamah: Virtual Law and Leadership Summer Program 2022, July 14 – August 7, 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.
  • Call for Papers: IMC 2023: Networks & Entanglements, 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.
  • Position opening: Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Stanford University, September 30, 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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