Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

  • In “The Role of Islamic Finance in the Capital Market in Uzbekistan” (European Journal of Innovation in Informal Education 2, no. 1 (2022)), Z.A. Kayimova and M.A. Bakayeva (Bukhara State University) state that “Islamic law imposes certain prohibitions and restrictions on transactions, including receiving a set percentage or fee for providing financing/loan (known as riba or usury), regardless of whether the payments for such financing were fixed or floating.”
  • In “The Nature of Bitcoin and the Provision of it in Terms of Islamic Law” (European Journal of Research Development and Sustainability 3, no. 2 (2022)), Hayder Ali Kadhim Al Fatlawi and Wasan Khifah Abdulridha A Lsaedi (University of Karabuk) “recommend that the Islamic jurisprudence academies and the official fatwa role in the Arab and Islamic world form specialized committees, including economists and financial experts, neutral, legal and legal specialists in contemporary financial transactions, and study digital currencies in general, and Bitcoin in particular, and issue a legal ruling between controlling the characteristics of these Currencies and their limits.”
  • In “Standardization of Companies and The Islamic Business Environment in Indonesia” (Jurnal Ilmiah Ekonomi Islam 8, no. 1 (2022)), Hisam Ahyani and others document Islamic companies in Indonesia with an explanation of the criteria by which companies can be described as “Islamic.”
  • In “Peculiarities of Studying Family Law in Islam” (Zien Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 7 (2022)), Yusupova Nigora (International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan) “emphasizes and analyzes the importance and role of family rules in Islam, its peculiar properties, socioeconomic, cultural and educational bases that are very effective in educating members of the family in the spirit of a national idea, values and patriotism.”

On Islam and Data Science


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 Law: Getting Started, curated by Chickasaw Nation Law Library, is a research guide with books, articles and journals, electronic resources and databases, and additional resources relating to Islamic law.
  • Islamic law, curated by the Barco Law Library at the University of Pittsburgh, provides a “First Steps” list to identify Islamic law issues, as well as articles and books on Islamic law.


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

Global Calendar:

  • The Cochrane Research Fellowship, 2023, December 23, 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.
  • Call for Papers: Workshop TraSIS (Trajectories of Slavery in Islamicate Societies) and the BCDSS (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies), January 15, 2023.
  • The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School Fellowship, 2023-2024, January 31, 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).
  • Workshop: TraSIS (Trajectories of Slavery in Islamicate Societies) and the BCDSS (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) Murtensee, August 30, 2023 – September 1, 2023.
  • 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.

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