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October 2021

Lecture Series: A Society in Transition: Property and Law in Arabic Documents from Toledo (11th-14th Centuries) (Winter term 2021/22), Hamburg University, October 18, 2021 – February 7, 2022

October 18, 2021 - February 7, 2022

From the organizers, including, among others, PIL book series editor Abigail Krasner Balbale: Dr Rocio Daga Portillo First session: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) Last session: Monday, Feb. 07, 2022 - 6.15 to 7.45 pm (CET) This webinar is part of the "Webinar Initiative in Islamic Material Culture" jointly organized by the Universität Bonn (Bethany Walker), the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich (Andreas Kaplony), the New York University (Abigail Krasner Balbale), and Universität Hamburg (Stefan Heidemann). Further,…

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Public Lecture: “From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator’s Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts” by Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, October 21, 2021 @ 5:00 – 6:00 pm

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From the organizers: We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Ms. Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, on October 21, 5:00–6:30 PM EST (5:00–6:45 PM CST). The title of her presentation is "From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator's Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts." Please register for the conference using the QR Code or link provided in the flyer. Registration is free. Registration link: https://upenn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-01fqS91TCqPheKmfw44kQ The lecture will be presented in a hybrid mode.…

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Call for Applications: Research Associate – PersDoc Project, Oxford University

October 22

Location: Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford We are looking for one researcher to join the project team for the AHRC-funded ‘PersDoc – Persian in Documents’ project. The project explores the nuances of Islamisation during the first 500 years of Islamic rule in the Islamicate East (a vast area that stretches from Islam to Tibet and includes parts of the modern states of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and of the wider Central Asian region). Project activities include Persian transcription, translation from Persian…

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Webinar: Paul Love on “Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology: Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa,” School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology: Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa” Paul Love, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, with comments by Matthew Steele (NELC, Havard) and Kathryn Schwartz (History, UMass Amherst) Friday Oct 22, 2021|| 12-1:30pm ET Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History at Harvard Register in advance on zoom here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpceiqrzwsE9S6eVxIjC1T1kj9XdDCd_wg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the…

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AALS Islamic Law “Half Baked” Ideas Workshop, October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Half-Baked" paper ideas workshop over Zoom on October 22nd at 12pm EST. This will be an open forum for section members to bring research topics to the group for discussion and input. You can register here.

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Conference Panel: “An Islamic Version of The Dred Scott Problem: Has Slavery Always Been an Evil in Islamic Law or Have Juristic Sentiments Evolved?,” University of Wisconsin Law School, October 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF COMPARTIVE LAW ANNUAL MEETING “INTERNATIONALIZATION OF COMPARATIVE LAW” & ASCL YOUNGER COMPARATIVISTS CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL October 21-23, 2021 Concurrent Panel 17, October 22, 2021—3 pm: An Islamic Version of The Dred Scott Problem: Has Slavery Always Been an Evil in Islamic Law or Have Juristic Sentiments Evolved? Panel Members: Bernard K. Freamon, New York University School of Law, Jonathan Brown, Georgetown University, Haider Ala Hamoudi, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mohammad Fadel, University…

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Call for Papers: Middle East Studies Association’s 55th Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 2021

October 28 - October 31

From the organizers: The Middle East Studies Association of North America invites and encourages submissions for its 55th Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2021. Submissions by students are more than welcome. If you are interested, please make sure to have your proposals in by the deadline on February 18, 2021 at midnight (EST). Submissions may be in the form of pre-organized panels, pre-organized roundtables, or individual papers (to be formed into panels by the program committee). All submissions must…

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Call for Papers: The X Islamic Legal Studies Conference convened by the International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) under the auspices of the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London May 19-21, 2022

October 31

ISILS invites paper proposals for its tenth Islamic Legal Studies conference, to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London, 19–21 May 2022. The sessions with paper presentations will be preceded by an opening roundtable session with invited speakers on the topic: ‘Islamic law and popular culture’. The conference itself will be open topic—abstracts on all aspects of Islamic law, from earliest to most recent times, are welcome. Abstracts should clearly present and contextualise argument, methodology, and sources. Abstracts…

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November 2021

Fellowship: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), 2022-2023

November 1

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2022-2023 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada. ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The terms may range from four months to a full year.…

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Position opening: Assistant Professor – Historian of Early Islam until 1250, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

November 1

Description The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East in the Early Islamic Period until the Mongols (i.e., until circa 1258 C.E.) with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability and/or potential to carry out original independent research and publication on the social,…

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