Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Hossein Kamaly details the biographies of some of the most illuminary Muslim women in Islamic history in A History of Islam in 21 Women (One World Publications). Georgetown University Qatar has been hosting "Pandemic Panels," which are virtual discussions, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal, gathering faculty experts to reflect on the current global human crisis … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

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]

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

IN SUMMARY:: Using Corpus Analysis to Study Media Discourse

First there was Media Cloud -- an open source platform for studying media ecosystems developed by Ethan Zuckerman (an adviser to SHARIAsource) and his team at the MIT Media Lab. That tool allows researchers to track the way ideas spread through media, and shows that different corners of the media ecosystem report on stories differently. Building … Continue reading IN SUMMARY:: Using Corpus Analysis to Study Media Discourse

IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource on Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere (At the 2016 Relaunch of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:30 PM Panelists Yochai Benkler, Berkman Klein Co-Director and HLS Professor Intisar Rabb, Director, SHARIAsource (a Berkman Klein project) and HLS Professor Zeynep Tufekci, Berkman Klein Faculty Associate, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, Contributing Opinion Writer at the New York Times Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Faculty Chair and HLS … Continue reading IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource on Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere (At the 2016 Relaunch of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University)