On Islamic Law
- In “On the History of the Princeton University Library Collection of Islamic Manuscripts” (Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, September 26, 2022), Garrett Davidson (The College of Charleston USA Charleston, SC) “traces the development of the sub-collections, studies the collectors who built them, their methods and sources, and tells the stories of their collections’ journeys to Princeton,” including those on and relating to Islamic law.
- In Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors (Routledge, 2006) Konrad Hirschler (University of Hamburg) “provides a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of historiographical studies and is essential reading for those with interests in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic and Arabic History.”
- Clinton Bennett (State University of New York) reviews Mohammad Hashim Kamali‘s (International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies) Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: A Fresh Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 2019).
- In “Wishing Peace on Persecutors in Islam: Classical Qur’ān Commentaries (Sufi and Rationalist) on Al-Furqān 25:63–64” (Peace Education and Religion: Perspectives, Pedagogy, Policies, October 3, 2022), Juan Cole (University of Michigan) “examines a passage in The Criterion (al-Furqān) 25:63–64 in the Qur’ān, which urges forbearance and patience in the face of harassment from enemies, and which commands that evil should be returned with good wishes.”
- In “Musulmanes entre infieles” (Spanish) (Journal of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory 30 (2022)), Alejandro García-Sanjuán (Universidad de Huelva) reviews Leaving Iberia: Islamic Law and Christian Conquest in North Africa (Harvard University Press, 2021) by Jocelyn Hendrickson (University of Alberta).
On Islam and Data Science
- In a survey based on the factual pattern presented in Good News Club v. Milford Central School decided by the Supreme Court in 2001, the Hoover Institute has found that “Americans may be more tolerant of Muslims more than ever.”
FIELD GUIDE TO ISLAMIC LAW ONLINE: RECENT SOURCES
The 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:
- Islamic legal tradition: Home, prepared by the University of Oxford, is a guide “intended for students and researchers studying Islamic law at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful. Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for Islamic law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.”
- Islamic law is a guide prepared by the University of Minnesota Law School, featuring sections on “Finding Books on Islamic Law” and “Finding Periodical Articles on Islamic Law,” among others.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University.
- Call for Papers: The 22nd Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, Harvard University, November 28, 2022.
- Position opening: Tenure-Track Professor of Persian Literature and Cultures, Harvard University, January 6, 2023.
- Call for Papers: Regulative Verses of the Qur’ān (āyāt al-aḥkām), Al Mahdi Institute, November 25, 2022.
- Position opening: Assistant Director, The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, December 1, 2022.
- Webinar: “The Second Formation of Islamic Law in Premodern Transoxiana: Evidences of Manuscripts” by Dr. Lola Dodkhudoeva, December 6, 2022.
- Position opening: Al-Qasimi Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, December 7, 2022.
- Symposium: Legal Orders under Pressure: Non-Western Experiences of Legal Transformations in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Max Planck Institute, December 7-9, 2022.
- The American University in Cairo: Graduate Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Fall 2023, December 15, 2022.
- Residential Fellowship: Crown Center for Middle East Studies, 2023-2024, January 1, 2023.
- Call for Applications: Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, 2023, January 15, 2023.
- Workshop: Digital Medieval Studies Institute, NYU DC, February 22, 2023.
- 2023 Law and Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop: 22nd meeting of the Law and Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC, May 24-25, 2023.
- The Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop: Law and Society Association, May 31, 2023.
- Annual meeting: Law & Society Association’s Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 1-4, 2023.
- 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.
- Position opening: Associate Director, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Muslim Chaplain, Macalester College (priority given to applications by August 1, 2022).
- Position opening: Adjunct Lecturer in Modern Middle East, Babson College.
- 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.
- MEM Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color.
- Scholarship: Islamic Scholarship Fund CAMBA Law Scholarship 2023.