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February 2023

Book launch: “Public Freedoms in the Islamic State” by Rached Ghannouchi, The Abdallah S. Kamel for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at the Yale Law School, February 14, 2023 @ 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Abdallah S. Kamel for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at the Yale Law School cordially invites you to attend a book launch. Public Freedoms in the Islamic State by Rached Ghannouchi, translated by David L. Johnston (Yale University Press, World Thought in Translation Series) Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 12:30 - 2:00 pm EST To register follow: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ByShuE3QSsq1Y8Uh_4PMbA "Rached Ghannouchi is one of the most influential, most interesting, and most prominent thinkers and leaders of political Islam today."…

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Visiting Fellowships: Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School, 2023-2024

February 15

From the organizers: Applications due February 15, 2023. Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2023–2024 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on law and society in Muslim majority and minority contexts. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women's rights, children's rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, constitutional law,…

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Call for Papers: MESA Annual Meeting 2023, Montréal, Québec, Canada

February 16

From the organizers: The Middle East Studies Association calls for submissions from members for its 57th annual meeting to be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from November 2-5, 2023 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. All submissions must be made through myMESA, MESA’s membership and electronic submissions system. The system closes at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Questions about the submission process are always welcome. Please email us at meeting@mesana.org. For more details, please visit the link here.

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March 2023

Call for Papers: Secularism as a Value, Princeton, New Jersey, May 4-6, 2023

March 1

Secularism is a central feature of many constitutions. Over the last several decades, critical scholars have mounted highly effective challenges to secularism – arguing that it is ethnocentric and oppresses minorities. But the rise of populist and authoritarian nationalism movements, which have co-opted religious institutions and traditions, has given legal and political guarantees of secularism a new salience. These developments make understanding secularism, and whether and why it is valuable, particularly important. This two-day workshop aims to create a forum…

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Call for Applications: The Inaugural Harvard-Zaytuna Thesis Symposium, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, March 3-5, 2023

March 3 - March 5

The Alwaleed Program is proud to support The Inaugural Harvard-Zaytuna Thesis Symposium Spring 2023 This collaboration is a joint effort initiated by students at Harvard University and Zaytuna College. We aim to provide a space for undergraduates and masters’ students at each respective institution to present their research culminating in their thesis. This will provide the opportunity for participants to have their research reviewed by esteemed faculty members of another institution, foster new relationships, and ultimately cooperate on future intellectual…

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Call for Panels: Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 11th Biennial Conference, University of Ghana-Legon

March 15

ASWAD 2023  CALL FOR PANELS Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 11th Biennial Conference and Convening of the International Congress of African and African Diaspora Studies (ICAADS)   Location: University of Ghana-Legon Date: August 2 to August 5, 2023 Theme: Repatriating African Studies Due Date: Review will begin March 1, 2023. All submissions due by March 15, 2023. Submission: Proposals by current ASWAD members may be submitted on conference portal. URL forthcoming. On five different occasions,…

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany

March 20

The organizers invite paper proposals (500 words max.) by March 20, 2023.  CVs should also be sent along with abstracts.  Please send relevant materials and direct questions to bkhodadadi@uni-muenster.de.

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Program in Islamic Law: Data Science Fellowships, 2023-2024

March 31

Title: Data Science Fellow, 2023-2024 School: Harvard Law School Department/Area: Harvard Law School, Program in Islamic Law Position Description: Harvard Law School’s Program in Islamic Law is seeking a Data Science Fellow to work on various apps in the SHARIAsource Lab, a Harvard initiative designed to deploy data science tools on historical Islamic sources. The Fellow will be based at Harvard Law School, with opportunities to collaborate with various departments and partners—including the Harvard Libraries and the Library of Congress, SEAS and the Institute…

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April 2023

Seminar: “The Rule of Recognition and the Consolidation of the Maliki Madhhab in the 14th Century” by Mohammad Fadel, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, April 6, 2023 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Location: TBD Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law, University of Toronto See here for further details.

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Prize: Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate Thesis Prize, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University, April 14, 2023

April 14

$2,000 Cash Award. This prize is open to Harvard College students in all academic disciplines in the class of 2023. Students may self-nominate. However nominations from faculty advisors are encouraged. This prize carries a $2,000 cash award. Undergraduate submissions are due by Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5pm. The awards will be announced by May 19, 2023. All applications should be submitted through CARAT. Please contact islamicstudies@harvard.edu with any questions.

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