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

Lunch Talk: Borrowing and the Development of Islamic Legal Canons

On Apr 10, PIL Visiting Fellow Mariam Sheibani presented on “Influence, Borrowing, or Plagiarism? The Development of Legal Canons and Distinctions in Mamluk-era Islamic Law.” She discussed the extent to which the Mamlūk-era Mālikī jurist Qarāfī borrowed from his Shāfiʿī teacher, al-ʿIzz Ibn ʿAbd al-Salām, and why.

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