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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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November 2021

AALS Islamic Law Webinar with Simonetta Calderini – Women as Imams, November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The AALS Islamic Law Section will be holding a webinar with Simonetta Calderini on her book "Classical Islamic Sources and Modern Debates on Leading Prayer." She will be presenting on difference of opinion on the topic. The webinar will be for a hour (20-30 minutes of presentation, followed by Q&A). You are welcome to forward the invite to your students. Register here.

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Webinar: “Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture” by Jennifer Pruitt (Wisconsin Madison), November 18, 2021 @ 6 pm

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Topic: AKIA Lecture Series: “Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture,” Jennifer Pruitt Date and Time: November 18, 2021 6:00 pm EST Description: “Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture.” Jennifer Pruitt, Associate Professor of Islamic Art History, Howard and Ellen Louise Schwartz Faculty Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Wisconsin–Madison Please register here.

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December 2021

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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May 2022

Tenth Islamic Legal Studies Conference, Aga Khan Centre in London, International Society for Islamic Legal Studies, May 19-21, 2022

May 19, 2022 - May 22, 2022

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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July 2022

Global Law and Society Meeting: ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, July 13-16, 2022

July 13, 2022 - July 16, 2022

From the organizers: We are excited to announce the theme of our 2022 Global Meeting that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and virtually from July 13-16 at the ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon! It will be LSA's 7th Global Meeting on Law and Society, which is held approximately every 5 years. The conference is organized in partnership between LSA and other sociolegal associations around the world, including the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL), the Asian Law and…

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