On Islamic Law
- In “The Probate Regime: Enchanted Bureaucracy, Islamic Law, and the Capital of Orphans in Nineteenth-Century Egypt” (Law and History Review (2022)), Adam Mestyan (Duke University) and Rezk Nori (Center for Contemporary History of Egypt) “explore the ‘probate regime,’ an administrative field of government activity of legally transferring, taxing, and administering bequests” and how it manifested itself in 19th century Egypt.
- In “Controls Of the Marriage Contract in The Personal Status Law in Sharia” (resmilitaris 13, no. 1 (2023)), Anoud Madloul Sobhan Saeed (AlKut University College, Iraq) and others describe the Iraqi legislature’s approach to devising rules of personal status law based on Islamic law.
- In “Jurisprudential and legal analysis of Hawala Bari from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence” (Motaleat-e Taghribi Mazaheb-e Eslami), Babak Salimi (Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran) “aims to use the theories and arguments of jurists to solve conflicts and find the answer to the question whether Hawala Bari is correct or not.”
- Commenting on the recent controversy following the dismissal of a professor at Hamline University for showing a visual depiction of the Prophet, Omid Safi (Duke University) said: “The fact of the matter is that these kinds of images have been an important part of the Islamic tradition.”
On Islam and Data Science
- In “ESG Scores and Islamic Banks: An Observation and Call to Action” (in Research on Islamic Business Concepts, 2021, available online January 1, 2023) Ahmed Tarabishi (American University of Sharjah, UAE) and others “provide preliminary evidence indicating that Islamic bank performance in environmental and social attributes are weaker than conventional banks, and issue a call to action for a subsequent research agenda to assess why this is the case.”
- In “Total quality management and its role in improving customer relations in Jordanian Islamic banks” (Uncertain Supply Chain Management 11, no. 1 (2023)), M. Al-Jarrah (Yarmouk University, Jordan) and others, using survey data from 163 Jordanian banks, examine the the function of total quality management “in improving customer relations in Jordanian Islamic banks.”
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:
- Arthur W. Diamond Law Library‘s research guide on Islamic law, prepared by Aslihan Bulut, provides a list of fundamental resources for students intending to conduct research on Islamic law.
- Griffith University’s Islamic Law Guide curates a list of key resources and open access resources, among others, that relate to Islamic law.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
PIL & Harvard Calendar:
- Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University.
- Position opening: Program in Islamic Law: Research Fellowships, 2023-2024, January 31, 2023.
- Position opening: Program in Islamic Law: Data Science Fellowships, 2023-2024, March 31, 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.
- Conference: IDHN Conference on Shīʿī Ḥadīth and Legal Studies: Digital Perspectives, January 26, 2023.
- Fellowship: Center for Arabic Study Abroad, 2023-2024, January 30, 2023.
- The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School Fellowship, 2023-2024, January 31, 2023.
- Call for Papers: MESA Annual Meeting 2023, Montréal, Québec, Canada, February 16, 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.
- Summer Course: Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools In Islamic Studies, July 3-7, 2023, Central European University (application deadline: February 14, 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.