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January 2022

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

January 28 - January 30

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 Applications: PIL–LC Research Fellowship Application, 2022-2023

January 31

In collaboration with the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to invite applications for an inaugural 2022-2023 PIL–LC Research Fellowship (due: January 31, 2022). This newly offered fellowship is designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic legal studies, to advance their research, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program, the greater Harvard community, and the Library of Congress…

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Seminar: Islamic Judgeship, Sectarian Narratives, and the Medieval Legal Genre of “Judicial Protocols (Adab al-Qāḍī),” Princeton University, January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:20 pm

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Topic: NES Seminar Series: Islamic Judgeship, Sectarian Narratives, and the Medieval Legal Genre of “Judicial Protocols (Adab al-Qāḍī)” Speaker: Raha Rafii, University of Exeter Respondent: Intisar Rabb, Harvard University Time: Jan 31, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register here.

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March 2022

Research Associate: The Evolution of Islamic Societies (c.600-1600 CE): Algorithmic Analysis into Social History

March 31

The Emmy Noether project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) undertakes a study of the development of the Islamic world through a series of computational analyses of a corpus of Arabic biographical collections and chronicles. The project focuses on three closely connected case studies: 1) of major ethnic, religious, and professional groups - and how they shaped the development of local communities and fused them into what we call the Islamic world; 2) of dynastic cycles through the patterns…

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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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June 2022

Call for Papers: Legal Histories of Empire, Maynooth University, 29 June-1 July 2022

June 29 - July 1

From the organizers: CFP: Legal Histories of Empire Posted: 12 May 2021 05:17 AM PDT Third Legal Histories of Empire Conference Beyond the Pale: Legal Histories on the Edges of Empires Maynooth University, 29 June-1 July 2022 Empires. Plural. Across time and across the globe, interconnected, mutually constitutive. We invite papers which consider the interconnections and the legal relations between empires. The conference will particularly focus on the role played by law (broadly defined) in facilitating, constituting, and enabling these…

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