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June 2023

Conference: “Colonial Legacies and Racial Formations: France In Comparative Perspective,” POMEPS, June 8-9, 2023

June 8 - June 9

June 8-9 2023 “Colonial Legacies and Racial Formations: France In Comparative Perspective” Conference at École Normale Supérieure Despite claims to an egalitarian colorblindness, French policy has long rested on accenting and institutionalizing ethnic, religious and racial difference, at the domestic and foreign policy levels. In recent years developments from Mali to Lebanon have revived interest in the effects of colonial policy in former French colonies. This conference will reflect on the following questions: How are former French colonies trying to undo institutional and discursive formations inherited from France? How does France’s colonial past inform current policies towards its…

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Call for Panel and Paper Proposals 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, June 15, 2023

June 15

Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida The American Society of Comparative Law, the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law, and the Florida International University College of Law invite all interested scholars, practitioners and advanced degree students to submit a proposal for a paper presentation or a concurrent panel for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law. The meeting will be held from Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October…

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Book talk: “Copyright in Islamic Law” by Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash, June 19, 2023 @ 1 p.m.

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Copyright in Islamic Legal Tradition Workshop (twitter.com/copyright_islam) Copyright Talks - 3 Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash (Lawyer and expert in Islamic studies) The book "Copyright in Islamic Law'' presented by its author Zoom | June 19, 2023 | 10am (San Francisco), 1pm (New York), 6pm (London), 8pm (Istanbul) Register here.

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July 2023

Summer Course: Thinking with Islamicate Manuscripts: Critical Approaches to Historical Methodology, History of Collections, and Digital Tools In Islamic Studies, July 3-7, 2023, Central European University

July 3 - July 7

Course date: July 3–7, 2023 Location: Vienna Application deadline: February 14, 2023 ECTS Credits: 1.0 Course delivery: In-person For more information, including application details, please see here.

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Conference: Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Law in the Crucible of the Modern State: Problems and Perspectives, University of Muenster, Germany, July 10-12, 2023

July 10 - July 12

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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August 2023

Workshop: TraSIS (Trajectories of Slavery in Islamicate Societies) and the BCDSS (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies) Murtensee, August 30, 2023 – September 1, 2023

August 30 - September 1

From the organizers: Recent scholarship on various forms of dependency has demonstrated that a straightforward freedom/slavery binary does not help to account for how slavery operates in different historical and social contexts. In this workshop, we aim to contribute to discussions on the necessity of transcending this binary, focusing in particular on legal sources from Islamicate contexts. We invite scholars working on any aspect of slavery and law (both normative texts and legal practices) to join us for a workshop…

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October 2023

Fall 2023 Works-in-Progress Workshop: Comparative Constitutional Law in the Global South, Columbia Law School

October 20 - October 21

From the organizers: Columbia Law School invites submissions for a works-in-progress workshop in comparative constitutional law. The workshop, convened with the support of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Fund at Columbia Law School (the “Ambedkar Fund”), will focus on themes that are linked to the theory and practice of constitutionalism in the Global South. We welcome, for example, papers that study the challenge of democratization and of democratic stability; that address the problems of weak state capacity and state failure; that…

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