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Call for Papers: “Succession in Islamic Law,” Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, March 30-31, 2023

September 15, 2022

The conference addresses the role succession law played in Muslim communities in the past, how it unfolds today and what it implies for future generations. We follow a broad definition of succession law, one encompassing all forms of transfer of property between generations. This also includes phenomena not usually associated with succession law, like family foundations (awqāf) or forms of inter vivos transfer of property.

We invite submissions that address the intergenerational transfer of property in various historical and regional contexts. Our aim is to bring together different methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives (especially from law, history, economics, anthropology, Middle Eastern/regional studies, gender studies and sociology).

Papers should be based on original, unpublished research. Please send an abstract of your proposed paper (up to 300 words) by 15 September 2022, to Ms Tess Chemnitzer (chemnitzer@mpipriv.de). We will conduct a blind peer review and send out decisions by 1 October 2022. The institute provides funding for all presenters (travel costs and accommodation).

For more information see the attached Call for Papers and https://www.mpipriv.de/1543907/20220729-call-for-papers-succession-in-islamic-law?c=1013904