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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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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

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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Annual Meeting: American Society for Legal History, November 5-6, 2021

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

From the organizers: REGISTER TODAY FOR ASLH 2021 Dear ASLH members, Registration is now open for the Society's 2021 annual meeting, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 5-6, 2021. Click here to register for ASLH 2021. In addition to registering for our annual meeting, you can also begin booking hotel rooms at our conference venue, the InterContinental New Orleans, for just $189/night. Since the ASLH commits to filling a minimum number of rooms and faces heavy penalties if we fall short,…

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American Society for Legal History Conference Session: “Credit Makes the Rules,” November 5, 2021 @ 8:30 – 10:00 am

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Credit Makes the Rules (Frenchman 2) Chair: Justin Simard, Willamette University College of Law (justin.simard@gmail.com) Commentator: Edward Balleisen, Duke University (eballeis@duke.edu) Felipe Ford Cole, Northwestern University (ffcole@nlaw.northwestern.edu) Making Sovereignty from Debt in the Americas, 1822-49 Sarah Winsberg, Harvard Law School (swinsberg@law.harvard.edu) “Partner Wanted”: Creditors and the Transformation of American Work Allison Schwartz, University of Minnesota (schw1570@umn.edu) Promise and Pain: The Power of Creditors to Create Legal Subjects and Define Women’s Economic…

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