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October 2021

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

Call for Papers: The Journal of Islamic Law, Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, November 1, 2021

November 1

The Journal of Islamic Law intends to publish a special issue exploring questions of racial justice and equality in a way that puts Islamic traditions in conversation with scholarship on contemporary Muslim communities.  As race continues to be a major fault line in today’s world and to impact the way Black people and other people of color–including many Muslims–are treated on a day-to-day basis, it is critical to understand how Islamic law and Muslim practice extending from it historically understood race and…

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The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) Student Research Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-4, 2021

November 3 - November 4

From the organizers: The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The SRC annually brings eight graduate students to the site of the ASLH annual meeting to discuss their in-progress dissertations and articles, under the guidance of distinguished, ASLH-affiliated scholars. Target applicants include early-post-coursework Ph.D. students and historically minded law students.  Students working in all chronological periods and all geographical fields…

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December 2021

Call for Proposals: Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association Special Issue on Digital Ottoman Studies

December 1

The Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA) announces a call for proposals for “Digital Research Notes” on any aspect of Ottoman Studies using digital methods, to be included in a special issue on Digital Ottoman Studies (DOS) in Fall 2022. Since digital scholarship often advances in an incremental fashion, the special issue will feature recent milestones and current developments in digital Ottoman research. The Digital Research Notes section will be an opportunity for scholars in DOS to showcase…

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Call for Papers: Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire, 6-8 December 2021

December 6 - December 8

From the organizers: We invite submissions for an international conference on the language of kinship in Islamic(ate) societies before the modern period (622–1500 CE). The Embedding Conquest (EmCo) team has been investigating the social, political, administrative, religious, and economic ties that sustained strategies and mechanics of protection and dependency in the early Islamic empire, contributing to shaping imperial rule under the Umayyads and the Abbasids. As part of our project, we study how writers and document producers expressed vertical and horizontal relationships, including the use of…

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Call for Papers: Maqāṣid and Ethics: Foundations, Approaches, and Applied Fields, December 6-8, 2021, Doha, Qatar

December 6 - December 8

From the organizers: Abstracts and research papers are to fulfill the following: -fiqhī or uṣūlī topics should address modern ethical concerns. -Papers addressing the ethical theory of a specific scholar should avoid delving into biography and restrict analysis to the ethical theory itself. -Papers on applied ethics should include a theoretical foundation on which the applied analysis is built, bringing together the theoretical and the applied. CILE calls on scholars and academicians with interest in the topic of the seminar,…

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January 2022

Harvard-Yale Graduate Conference in Medieval History | January 2022 Call for Papers

January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022

From the organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the fifth Harvard-Yale Conference in Medieval History. The conference will be held at Yale University on January 28-30, 2022, and all current Harvard and Yale graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. The goal of the conference is to foster discussion and the exchange of ideas between our two vibrant scholarly communities. As such, papers on any aspect of medieval history are welcome and we invite submissions from…

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Call for Papers: “The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience,” Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, April 21-23, 2022

January 31, 2022

The conference will take place online from April 21st - 23rd, 2022 due to the current pandemic.  Paper proposals, no longer than 250 words in length for a 20-minute paper should be sent to the organizing team at medievalisms@ceu.edu no later than January 31st.  The full slate of selected papers will be announced within two weeks after the submission deadline.  We will kindly ask our panelists to give their written consent for video recording of the panels and their online…

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February 2022

Call for Papers: Comparative Law Work-In-Progress Workshop, University of Illinois College of Law, February 3-5, 2022

February 3, 2022 - February 5, 2022

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop February 3 – February 5, 2022 University of Illinois College of Law Announcement and Call for Papers Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), and Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School) Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University’s Center for Human Values, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the American Society of Comparative Law We invite all interested comparative law…

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