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October 2022

Conference: Materiality, Rituals and the Senses in Shi‘i Islam, Georgia, October 19-21, 2022

October 19 - October 21

This conference explores the material, ritual and sensory forms of expression that constitute and shape the experiences of Shi‘i Muslims in diverse geographies and different time periods. It therefore seeks to uncover the dynamics of lived Shi‘i Islam and its varied temporal and spatial dimensions. Date: October 19, 2022 to October 21, 2022 Location: Georgia Subject Fields: Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, South Asian History / Studies For details, please visit the…

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November 2022

Conference: American Society for Legal History 2022, November 10-12, 2022

November 10 - November 12

The American Society for Legal History’s Standing Committee on Annual Meetings invites proposals to host or sponsor (in full or in part) a future Annual Meeting. Interesting venues, affordable hotel rates, tax exemption for out-of-state non-profits and reasonable funding support for meeting events are highly favored in site selection. For details, please see here.

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2022 ASLH Conference: The Johnson Program for First Book Authors (American Bar Foundation) (Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Convener: Reuel Schiller, University of California Hastings (schiller@uchastings.edu) Brooke Depenbusch, University of Illinois, Springfield (bdepe2@uis.edu) General Relief and the Politics of Precarity in the Shadow of the Welfare State, 1935-1978. Myisha S. Eatmon, Harvard University (myishaeatmon@fas.harvard.edu) Litigating in Black and White: Black Legal Culture, White Violence, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies. Maeve Glass, Columbia University, School of Law (mglass2@law.columbia.edu) Water Ground: The Making of an American Union, 1631 to 1860. Timo McGregor, Yale University, MacMillan Center (timomcgregor@gmail.com) Controlling Cosmopolitans: Mobility…

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2022 ASLH Conference: Shifting Criminal Legal Landscapes in 19th-Century Habsburg and Ottoman Borderlands (Missouri) (Friday, November 11, 2022 @ 1:15 pm – 2:40 pm)

November 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Chair & Commentator: Julia Leikin, University College London (jleikin@gmail.com) William Smiley, University of New Hampshire (William.Smiley@unh.edu), Criminals, Enemies, and Disobedient Soldiers: War Crimes in the Early Modern Muslim World? Vita Zalar, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (vita.zalar@zrc-sazu.si), People on the Move in Imperial Borderlands: ‘Gypsies’ and the Habsburg Criminal Law Vladislav Lilic, Vanderbilt University (vladislav.lilic@vanderbilt.edu), “To Reconcile Two Civilized Nations”: Joint Montenegrin-Ottoman Criminal Investigation of the 1874 Podgorica Massacre

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2022 ASLH Conference: Islamic Law and Agriculture in Global History, 1850-1950 (Superior A) (Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am)

November 12 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Chair: Intisar Rabb, Harvard University (irabb@law.harvard.edu) Commentator: Nurfadzilah Yahaya, Yale University (nurfadzilah.yahaya@yale.edu) Adam Mestyan, Duke University (Adam.MESTYAN@Duke.edu), Muslim Legal Ecology: The Norms of Reviving Barren Land as a Source of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Fatwas Nora Barakat, Stanford University (nbarakat@stanford.edu), Hujaj vs. Tapu Registers: Evidentiary Tensions in Agricultural Land Disputes from Homs to Hufuf Alishar Khaliyarov, Ohio State University (khaliyarov.1@osu.edu), Borrowing for Land: The Rise of Pious Loans in Central Asia Ismail Warscheid, CNRS (ismail.warscheid@irht.cnrs.fr), Sharecropping Contracts and the Dynamics…

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2022 ASLH Conference: Many Peoples, Many Laws: Legal Pluralism Across the Medieval World (Ontario) (Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 2:05 pm – 3:35 pm)

November 12 @ 2:05 pm - 3:35 pm

Chair: Sara McDougall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY Graduate Center (smcdougall@jjay.cuny.edu) Commentator: Rowan Dorin, Stanford University (dorin@stanford.edu) Patrick Morgan, UCLA (Patmorgan@ucla.edu), Secundum legem: Documentary Culture and Legal Pluralism in the Twelfth-Century Kingdom of Sicily Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin, Madison (kbshoemaker@wisc.edu), Bad Mothers and Legal Pluralism in Medieval Europe Lev Weitz, The Catholic University of America (weitz@cua.edu), Legal Pluralism Reconsidered: Non-Muslim Cogs in the Islamic Judicial System Thomas Barton, University of San Diego (barton@sandiego.edu), Localized Differentiation of…

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Call for Papers – Regulative Verses of the Qur’ān (āyāt al-aḥkām), Al Mahdi Institute, April 27-28, 2023

November 25

Call for Papers – Regulative Verses of the Qur’ān (āyāt al-aḥkām) The first of Al-Mahdi Institute’s International inaugural Qur’ānic Studies Conference offers a dynamic forum for scholarly dialogue on the regulative verses. The main objective of the conference is to provide an intellectual opportunity for cutting-edge, academic research on various aspects of the regulative verses of the Qur’ān and their impact on Muslim religious life. The result of this conference shall be an edited volume which all presenters shall be…

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January 2023

Request for Open Submission: AALS 2023 Annual Meeting, January 4-7, 2023

January 4, 2023 - January 7, 2023

Request for Open Submission Proposals for 2023 Annual Meeting The AALS Program Committee for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools is pleased to request proposals for open submission programs. This category includes four types of programs: Open Source programs are traditional scholarly programs other than those sponsored by one of the AALS Sections. Proposals due April 11. Discussion Groups are informal seminars with a small group of invited faculty discussing a topic proposed by the…

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