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The Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series :: The Place of Ethics in Islamic Law by Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago
March 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Harvard Law and Religion Lecture Series
The Place of Ethics in Islamic Law
Ahmed El Shamsy
Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern
Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Professor El-Shamsy is Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He studies the intellectual history of Islam, focusing on the evolution of the classical Islamic disciplines and scholarly culture within their broader historical context. His research addresses themes such as orality and literacy, the history of the book, and the theory and practice of Islamic law. His first book, The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History, traces the transformation of Islamic law from a primarily oral tradition to a systematic written discipline in the eighth and ninth centuries. He is now at work on his second book, a study of the reinvention of the Islamic scholarly tradition and its textual canon via the printing press in the early twentieth century.
March 6, 2018 || 4:00 to 6:00 pm
CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Liz Flanagan