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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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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 Papers: “The Middle Ages as a Digital Experience,” Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, April 21-23, 2022

January 31

The conference will take place online from April 21st - 23rd, 2022 due to the current pandemic.  Paper proposals, no longer than 250 words in length for a 20-minute paper should be sent to the organizing team at medievalisms@ceu.edu no later than January 31st.  The full slate of selected papers will be announced within two weeks after the submission deadline.  We will kindly ask our panelists to give their written consent for video recording of the panels and their online…

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Call for Applications: Research Fellowship, Kamel Center at Yale Law School, 2022-2023

January 31

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 research fellowships. The fellowships are designed to bring promising junior scholars to the Law School in order to advance their academic research relating to Islamic law and civilization and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School and Yale University more broadly. More information about the activities, expectations, and duties of the fellowship…

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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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Call for Fellowship Applications: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2022-2023

January 31

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year through our open call. This opportunity is for scholars who wish to spend 2022-2023 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center's vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of the Internet's most important issues. We have refined a number of elements of our fellowship program. Drawing…

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February 2022

Call for Papers: Comparative Law Work-In-Progress Workshop, University of Illinois College of Law, February 3-5, 2022

February 3 - February 5

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop February 3 – February 5, 2022 University of Illinois College of Law Announcement and Call for Papers Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University), and Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School) Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University’s Center for Human Values, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the American Society of Comparative Law We invite all interested comparative law…

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March 2022

Call for Papers: 2022 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Baltimore, March 31 – April 2, 2022

March 31 - April 2

How 'Byzantine' Was the Eighteenth Century? New Insights on the Christian Orthodox Art and Architecture of the Late Ottoman Empire. Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, March 31—April 2, 2022 The most common term used to describe Christian Orthodox art and architecture produced in Ottoman territories during the early modern period is “post-byzantine.” While Byzantine elements did persist long after the Fall of Constantinople, the referentiality of the term falls short of the increasing aesthetic variation of architectural monuments, decorative objects and…

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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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April 2022

Call for Contributions: “Literary Snippets: Colophons Across Space and Time,” Institute for Advanced Study, April 1, 2022

April 1

The aim of the project is to bring together scholars from various disciplines to contribute to a volume that studies colophons in Middle Eastern manuscripts in various languages and traditions across space and time, including but not limited to, Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac - as well as the ancient traditions of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Scholars interested in contributing may send via email a proposal between 1,000 and 3,000 words (i.e. a good first draft) for consideration.…

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