PIL Fellowships 2020-2021 Announced! — Research + (new) Data Science Tracks

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School invites applications to its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program (due Jan. 31, 2020). Research Fellowships are designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic legal studies to advance their own research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program and the Harvard … Continue reading PIL Fellowships 2020-2021 Announced! — Research + (new) Data Science Tracks

Getting a handle on large research projects

I am drawn to big projects. Small projects are easier to manage: if I focus on a single well–defined question, and answer it using a narrowly circumscribed set of source material, I can go from idea to article in less than a year, before my thoughts and notes and sources become too unwieldy to handle … Continue reading Getting a handle on large research projects

Dudziak Prize for Digital Legal History

Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize, awarded for excellence in digital legal history.  The amount of the award is $250.  The deadline is September 1, 2019. The Dudziak Prize, named in honor of Mary L. Dudziak, a leading scholar of twentieth century U.S. legal history and international relations as well as a digital history pioneer, … Continue reading Dudziak Prize for Digital Legal History

Schmidtke on the Islamic Manuscript Tradition

In this video, Sabine Schmidtke, Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, sounds the call for work on the Islamic manuscript tradition, which is uncounted and endangered – thus in need of identification, preservation, and digitization to ensure manuscripts are well-maintained and accessible. As Schmidtke explains: For scholars of … Continue reading Schmidtke on the Islamic Manuscript Tradition

Online Resource :: Manuscripts of the Muslim World

The Manuscripts of the Muslim World project recently made available digital copies of 208 manuscripts. This goal of this project is to provide digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands … Continue reading Online Resource :: Manuscripts of the Muslim World

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program: Methods in Islamic Studies Workshop

On Friday, October 12th, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program hosted a workshop for Harvard's NELC graduate students and faculty on methods in Islamic studies. The workshop consisted of four sessions: Middle East and Islamic Library Resources, Islamic Studies & the Digital Humanities, Visual Tools for Islamic Studies, and Quest to Document Modern … Continue reading Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program: Methods in Islamic Studies Workshop

Workshop :: Tools for Digital Islamic Law.

On September 27th, Jeremy Guillette, Digital Scholarship Facilitator at Harvard University, led a workshop on using digital methods to research Islamic law. A group of eight young scholars worked with Guillette to learn an overview of the emerging digital methods at their disposal. Space was strictly limited, but due to the number of inquiries, SHARIAsource … Continue reading Workshop :: Tools for Digital Islamic Law.

Institute of Advanced Study: The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal

Launch of "The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal." (11 Apr 2017 | New York, New York). The Institute of Advanced Study's launch event of "The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal" will be on April 11, 2017 at the residence of the German Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. Register here for the event. … Continue reading Institute of Advanced Study: The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition: A Digital Portal

IN SUMMARY:: New Tools for Digital Islamic Law

Preceding the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in Boston, SHARIAsource sponsored and cosponsored three events on emerging digital research tools. Maxim Romanov, (Universität Leipzig) and his collaborative work with the Islamicate Texts Initiative (ITI) using Arabographic optical character recognition (OCR) were featured. Using self-made software, Maxim and colleagues have “achieved optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy … Continue reading IN SUMMARY:: New Tools for Digital Islamic Law

Workshop:: Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books

Workshop, Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books, Middle East Studies, Brown University, led by Elias Muhanna;  Friday, October 21, 2016, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute This program was one in a series on the interaction of Middle East Studies with the topic of digital Islamic humanities.  It is part of a growing network of institutions and organizations … Continue reading Workshop:: Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books