Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

  • In “A Short History of Zaydi fiqh” (Leiden Arabic Humanities Blog, April 15, 2023), Eirik Hovden and Ebrahim Mansoor (Leiden University) provide a brief overview of Zaydī legal jurisprudence as well as its evolution.
  • In “‘A stray bullet from the seventh century hit Yemen’: Anti-Zaydi polemics and the politics of genealogy in al-Ghobari’s Al-Qabīlah al-Hāshimiyyah” (Leiden Arabic Humanities Blog, June 9, 2023), Marieke Brandt (Leiden University), “departing from the anti-Zaydi and anti-Hashemite polemics of the Yemeni writer Sam al-Ghobari (Sām al-Ghubārī) in his book Al-Qabīlah al-Hāshimiyyah (Cairo 2019),” how non-elite Yemeni people view the social stratification produced and entrenched by some of the writings of Zaydī scholars.
  • In “Zaydi fiqh and the Jews of Yemen” (Leiden Arabic Humanities Blog, June 2, 2023), Kerstin Hünefeld (Leiden University) explores how “the study of Zaydi jurisprudence help us understand the relationship between Imam Yaḥyā Ḥamīd al-Dīn (r. 1904-1948) and the Jews of Yemen.”

On Islam and Data Science

  • In “Factors Contribute to Awareness on Halal Logistics among Muslim Consumers” (International Journal of Academic Research in Business & Social Sciences, June 16, 2023), Teh Zaharah Yaacob (Department of Management and Technology, Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) and others explore, through a survey of 110 respondents, how Muslim consumer behavior is shaped based on whether production and logistics of goods are compliant with Islamic law.


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Global Calendar:

  • Internship opportunity: The Executive Office of the President, White House, various deadlines.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor and field researcher in Iraq, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich, rolling basis.
  • Position opening: Academic mentor for researcher in Mogadishu, Cordoba Peace Institute-Geneva (CPI) & ETH Zurich.
  • Wallace Johnson First Book Program, July 14, 2023.
  • Call for Abstracts: 2nd Global AI + Regulation Emerging Scholars Workshop, October 19-20, apply by July 16, 2023.
  • Poster Session on AI and Society (with Poster Award) (English or French), October 19-20, apply by July 16, 2023.
  • Summer School: Intensive Summer 2023 Intermediate Persian (Online), July 31 – August 27, 2023, application by July 20, 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.
  • MESA Undergraduate Education Award, August 1, 2023.
  • MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize, August 15, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Travel Grant: MESA 2023, September 1, 2023.
  • Call for Papers: Legislation & Law of the Political Process, AALS, September 5, 2023.
  • Call for Papers: Special Issue of Religions: “A Critique of the Modern Discourse of Maqāṣid,” September 15, 2023.
  • Call for Papers: Islamic Law & Constitutionalism, AALS Annual Meeting, September 15, 2023.
  • Fall 2023 Works-in-Progress Workshop: Comparative Constitutional Law in the Global South, Columbia Law School, October 20-21, 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.
  • Position opening: Postdoctoral opportunity in History of Islam/Arabic Studies, Leiden University, February 1, 2024.
  • MEM Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color.
  • Scholarship: Islamic Scholarship Fund CAMBA Law Scholarship 2023.

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