The Journal of Islamic Law

We are excited to announce the launch of the Journal of Islamic Law! This open-access, peer-reviewed journal—published together with a regular Forum—features new scholarship in Islamic legal studies. Focusing on historical, comparative, and law and society approaches to Islamic law, we  also have a keen interest in featuring data science tools and primary sources that inform the … Continue reading The Journal of Islamic Law

Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

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The Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” This week we added two exciting resources to this list: Al-Furqan’s Digital Library is a searchable … Continue reading Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

The Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” This week we added two exciting resources to this list: The Thesaurus d’epigraphic Islamique is a project led by Frederic Bauden that collects and computerizes … Continue reading Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

Facebook selected Junaid Qadir, Professor at the Information Technology University of Punjab and Amana Raquib, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi as winners of Facebook’s Ethics in AI Research Initiative for the Asia Pacific. This initiative aims to foster groundbreaking academic research in the field of AI ethics. Qadir, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project stated “‘In … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

A Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources

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Educators and researchers around the world are navigating teaching and learning in response to COVID-19 related disruptions and closures. Below we provide, in the form of a downloadable document, instructive links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust "Digital Islamic Law Collection." COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundups … Continue reading A Field Guide to Digital Islamic Law Resources

PIL Fellowship Applications for 2020-2021 [Now Closed]

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 Fellowship Applications for 2020-2021 [Now Closed]

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

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