Weekend Scholarship Roundup


On Islamic Law

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:

  • Al-Waqāʾiʿ al-Miṣriyya online: “The ‘Digital Cairo’ sub-project of La fabrique du Caire moderne program is happy to announce that it financed the digitization of early issues of the Egyptian official gazette, held in the French National Library (Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF). Starting with n. 3 (Jumādā al-Ākhar 1244 – January 1829), these early issues of al-Waqāʾiʿ al-Miṣriyya (the original Ottoman title is Vakayi-i Mısriyye) are in great condition and the BnF quality of scanning is also superb.”


PIL & Harvard Calendar:

  • Student work opportunity: Research assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “Creating a new Criminal Law: The Military-Administrative origins of Siyasa” with Mohammed Allehbi, Program in Islamic Law, February 13, 2024.
  • Fellowship: The Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School, 2024-2025, February 15, 2024.
  • Roundtable: Islamic Land Law, Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, February 21, 2024.
  • SHARIAsource Lab :: Hackathon: Arabic OCR Community Scribes, Program in Islamic Law, March 2, 2024.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Rise of Critical Islam: 10th-13th Century Legal Debate” with Youcef L. Soufi, Program in Islamic Law, March 5, 2024.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Transition of Ottoman Land Law: Theory and Practice between 16th-18th Centuries” with Fatma Gul Karagoz, Program in Islamic Law, April 9, 2024.
  • Islamic Law Speaker Series: “The Umayyad Empire” with Andrew Marsham, Program in Islamic Law, May 14, 2024.

Global Calendar:

  • Call for Papers: Middle East History and Theory Conference (MEHAT), University of Chicago, January 26, 2024.
  • Talk: “Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908” with Ilkay Yilmaz, January 26, 2024.
  • Position opening: Professor in History of Islamic Art and Architecture, American University in Cairo, January 30, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence: Applications, Academic and Practical Legal Implications, Kuwait International Law School, January 30, 2024.
  • Fellowship: Kamel Center at Yale Law School, 2024-2025, January 31, 2024.
  • Position opening: Postdoctoral opportunity in History of Islam/Arabic Studies, Leiden University, February 1, 2024.
  • Fellowship: UCHV Fellows in Law and Normative Thinking for Academic Year 2024-25, Princeton University, February 2, 2024.
  • Call for Nominations: Islamic Law and Society CRN of the Law and Society Association, February 9, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: MESA 2024, February 15, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Looking for Libya in Coptic-Arabic historiographical sources, February 21, 2024.
  • Fellowship: Anthony Lester Fellowships, 2024-2025, Bard College, February 28, 2024.
  • Book award: The Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University, April 1, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Partnership for Heritage. Documentation and heritage management for the protection of the Nafousa Mountains, April 17, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Between Ṭarābulus and Aṭrābulus. The journey of the toponym and difficulties in determining its form, May 22, 2024.
  • Webinar: Revisiting the History of Medieval Libya (7th-16th centuries): Surveying and documentation of the archaeological city of Barca (Al-Marj), June 26, 2024.
  • Symposium on Copyright in Islamic Legal Tradition, Istanbul, June 28-29, 2024.
  • Call for Papers: De Jure: Jurnal Hukum dan Syar’iah, June 2024.
  • Search for Editor: International Journal of Middle East Studies, until an appointment is made.
  • 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.
  • Call for Papers: Special Section – Lifewriting Annual and Islam.
  • Call for Manuscripts: Advances in the Study of Islam, Edinburgh University Press.

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