On Islamic Law
- In “De-Europeanisation as Counter-conduct: The Case of Non-Muslim Religious Minorities in Turkey” (Romanian Journal of International Affairs 22, no. 2 (2022)), Serap Gunes (Masaryk University) “analyse[s] the dynamics through which the Turkish government seeks to uproot and reverse the Europeanisation in minority rights, and how this counter-conduct works in the case of Armenian community.”
- In “Church Against State: How Industry Groups Lead the Religious Liberty Assault on Civil Rights, Healthcare Policy, and the Administrative State” (Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, forthcoming), Joanna Wuest (Mount Holyoke College) and Briana Last (Stony Brook University), focusing on a few case studies from the United States, highlight “the threat that industry-funded religious liberty legal organizations pose for effective healthcare regulation, reproductive healthcare access, and civil rights enforcement for sexual and gender minorities.”
- In “An Overview of the Development of Maldivian Contract Law and its Sources” (SSRN, December 13, 2022), Husnu Al Suood (Maldives Law Institute) “trace[s] the development of the Maldivian contract law alongside Islamic Shariah – a major source of Maldivian law.”
- In “Caliphs, Jinns, and Sufifi Shrines: The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Rights under Islamic Law” (Emory International Law Review 36, no. 4 (2022)), Eleni Polymenopoulou (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar) “examines the position of the Islamic legal tradition on arts and cultural heritage, including its pitfalls, and argues that a better understanding of Muslim state practice is needed to enhance the protection of cultural rights in the Muslim world.”
- In “Limits to Personal Autonomy in Islamic Bioethical Deliberations on End-of-Life Issues in Light of the Debate on Euthanasia” (in End-of-Life Care, Dying and Death in the Islamic Moral Tradition, 2022), Ayman Shabana (Georgetown University) “examines the trilateral relationship within the Islamic religious-moral framework between personal autonomy and individual rights, on the one hand, and divine as well as collective rights, on the other, in light of the debate on euthanasia.”
- “Anthropologist Fallou Ngom discovered Ajami, a modified Arabic script. Its existence shows that African people labeled illiterate for not writing in French were anything but.”
On Islam and Data Science
- In “Islamic finance in Kazakhstan: the view of experts” (Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, January 12, 2023), Almira Z. Nagimova (Kazan Federal University), “using the qualitative method of in-depth expert interviews with nine Islamic finance professionals representing Islamic banks, ijarah companies, funds and development institutions in Kazakhstan who occupy senior positions (directors, managers, heads of departments, etc.)[,]” “show[s] that first there is a demand for Islamic finance among Kazakh business and population.”
- In “Islamic Branding: Insights from Strengthening Madrasah Competitiveness in Building Public Trust” (Al-Tanzim 7, no. 1 (2023)), Ghufron Ghufron (Universitas Islam Negeri KH Achmad Siddiq) and others “show that madrasah branding in increasing the competitiveness of its institutions is carried out through continuous planning, implementation and evaluation by involving all madrasah residents to be involved in realizing shared goals by utilizing various available platforms.”
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:
- Shariah Academy Library at the International Islamic University, Islamabad houses a collection of sources relating to Islamic law. “The efforts are underway to computerise the entire library collection for efficient information storage and retrieval to facilitate the scholars and researchers in their academic endeavors.”
- Islamic Jurisprudence, an online database housed by the Gad & Birgit Rausing Library, “[p]rovides an understanding of the function and scope of Uṣūl al-Fiqh in the process of deducing rules from the primary and secondary sources of 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.
- Visiting Fellowships: Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School, 2023-2024, February 15, 2023.
- Call for Applications: The Inaugural Harvard-Zaytuna Thesis Symposium, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, March 3-5, 2023.
- Position opening: Program in Islamic Law: Data Science Fellowships, 2023-2024, March 31, 2023.
- Seminar: “The Rule of Recognition and the Consolidation of the Maliki Madhhab in the 14th Century” by Mohammad Fadel, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, April 6, 2023.
- Prize: Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate Thesis Prize, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, April 14, 2023.
- Workshop: Arabic Manuscript Workshop, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, April 24-28, 2023.
- Prize: Alwaleed Bin Talal Graduate Thesis Prize, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, May 19, 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 Panel Sponsorship: MEM Panel Sponsorship at MESA 2023, February 1, 2023.
- Book launch: “Public Freedoms in the Islamic State” by Rached Ghannouchi, The Abdallah S. Kamel for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at the Yale Law School, February 14, 2023.
- Call for Papers: MESA Annual Meeting 2023, Montréal, Québec, Canada, February 16, 2023.
- Workshop: Digital Medieval Studies Institute, NYU DC, February 22, 2023.
- Call for Papers: Secularism as a Value, Princeton, New Jersey, March 1, 2023.
- Call for Panels: Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 11th Biennial Conference, University of Ghana-Legon, March 15, 2023.
- Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany, March 20, 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.
- Call for Papers: Munich Summer Institute 2023 & Ph.D. Workshop, May 24-26, 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).
- Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany, July 10-12, 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.