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May 2022

Tenth Islamic Legal Studies Conference, Aga Khan Centre in London, International Society for Islamic Legal Studies, May 19-21, 2022

May 19 - May 22

The Society for Islamic Legal Studies holds a conference on Islamic law every three years. The 2021 conference has been postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will take place at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London. As the date nears, the Call for Papers and other details will be posted. Keep an eye on this page.

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Postdoc opportunity: Islamic history and culture, University of Bergen

May 22

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies, and Religion invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of Islamic history and culture, relating to the topic of Islamic text circulation and usage in the Swahili coastal region. The position is part of the research project «MPrinT@East_AFRICA. Islamic Manuscript, Print and Practice: Textual adaptation in East Africa» financed by the Norwegian Research Council. The MPrinT project (2021-2025) will explore a core hypothesis that reforms in…

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Award: Annemarie Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies Research Award

May 31

The Annemarie Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies (Bonn) calls for recommendations for the 2022 grant of its biennial Research Award. Eligible for the award are outstanding research contributions (usually in the form of a dissertation) in the field of Islamic Studies. The awardee will be received for ceremony at the Deutscher Orientalistentag 2022 in Berlin and will be issued with a 5000 Euro prize. Please be aware that the award may be shared. The board of the Annemarie Schimmel Foundation for Islamic Studies…

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June 2022

Legal Internship: ACLU Illinois, Fall 2022

June 1

The Legal Department of the ACLU of Illinois seeks second- and third-year law students for part-time Fall 2022 legal internships. (We do not have legal internships for undergraduates.) Our internship program for this term may be in person when our office reopens or may be remote. Interns must be located in Illinois during the internship. Applications are due by June 1, 2022.  See here for application details.

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Call for Papers: Gender as a Category of Analysis for the Study of the Medieval Middle East

June 1

From the organizers: We are soliciting original research articles that use gender as an analytical lens through which to view any aspect of the medieval Middle East, expansively defined to include all geographies with prominent Muslim political, religious, or social presences between the rough parameters of 500 and 1500 CE. Abstracts are due June 1, 2022.  See here for details.

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Conference on Kurdish Family Law, Harnack House in Berlin, June 2-4, 2022

June 2 - June 4

The Conference on Kurdish Family Law is organized by Shéhérazade Elyazidi (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) and Sebastian Maisel (University of Leipzig).    The research conference will be held at the Harnack House in Berlin from 2 – 4 June 2022. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law hosts and provides funding for the conference.   The different questions surrounding the application of family law in the Kurdish Areas in an interdisciplinary way will be discussed in…

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Workshop: Formation, Establishment, and Evolution of the Mālikī Madhhab, University of Laussane, June 4, 2022

June 4

For details, see here. The Zoom link is https://unil.zoom.us/j/97655329872.  

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Position opening: Director, International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

June 12

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean J.D. Program (“Assistant Dean”) and  working closely with the Associate Dean, J.D. Program (“Associate Dean”) where appropriate, the Director of the International Human Rights Program (the “IHRP”) at the Faculty of Law (“the Faculty”) provides clinical, educational, and administrative leadership and support to the IHRP.  The Director oversees all of the IHRP’s advocacy initiatives, including the clinic, working groups, speaker series, Rights Review magazine, internships, and mentorship program. Applications are due June 12, 2022.  See…

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Position opening: Associate Professor in the History of the Middle East and Muslim Africa, University of Bergen

June 12

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen invites applications for a permanent position as associate professor in the history of the Middle East and Muslim Africa. The discipline of History deals with human society through the ages. The historians at the department carry out research and teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate and post-graduate, including history didactics for students in the teacher education program. The department covers a wide range of…

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Summer School 2022: Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

June 17

Apply now for the fourth LUCIS Summer School on Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim world, which will take place from Tuesday 23 August until Friday 2 September 2022 in Leiden. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 June 2022. See here for application details.

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