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December 2020

Call for Applications: J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

December 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Via the American Society for Legal History, we have the following call for applications: The J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by ASLH and traditionally held in June in Madison, Wisconsin, with support from the Institute for Legal Studies of the University of Wisconsin, where the late Professor James Willard Hurst was a founding member of the modern field of legal history. Each Hurst Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal…

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Online Talk: Dr. Nathan Spannaus Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism, December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the Program in Islamic Law’s Academic Year 2020-2021 Book Talk Webinar Series! On Tuesday, December 8, Dr. Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) will speak on his new book, Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism (Oxford, 2019). The event will be moderated by Program in Islamic Law Research Fellow Dr. Sohaib Baig. REGISTRATION REQUIRED Zoom Webinar Registration Form

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Conference: In search for a hidden group: Where are the awlād al-nās?, Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn, December 17-18, 2020

December 17 - December 18

With the awlād al-nās, this conference focuses on a group still awaiting the academic interest it deserves. Awlād have often been characterized as cultural brokers and a middling group between the Mamluks and Egyptian society. Whether in the field of military service (ajnad al- halqa), in the administration of state land or pious foundations, as scholars, historiographers, or tradesmen; awlād al- nās participated in many key areas of Mamluk society. However, we still wait for a social history of this…

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Call for Submissions: Crisis, Healing, and Re-imagining (2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting), December 31, 2020 @11:59pm

December 31

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2021 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, focused on the theme of Crisis, Healing, and Re-imagining. Due to the pandemic, we are currently planning for a meeting with a mixed format, with some events taking place in Chicago in-person, and many panels likely to take place virtually through an online platform. We will be monitoring the situation and follow the guidance of local, national, and international public health authorities in…

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January 2021

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Islamic History at the University of Toronto, January 6, 2021

January 6, 2021

Assistant Professor - Islamic History https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Islamic-History-ON/543331617/ Date Posted: 11/24/2020 Closing Date: 01/06/2021, 11:59PM EDT Req ID: 968 Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing) Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science Department: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto) Description: The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Islamic History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the…

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Fellowship: Visiting Fellowships, 2021-22, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World (Harvard Law School), January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

From the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World: Harvard Law School’s Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2021–2022 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on law and society in Muslim majority and minority contexts. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women's rights, children's rights, minority rights, animal welfare…

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Call for Papers: Conference on the intersections of art and crime, Queen’s University, January 22-23, 2020

January 22, 2021 - January 23, 2021

Extended submission deadline – November 1, 2020 The Graduate Visual Culture Association (GVCA) at Queen’s University is seeking submissions for a graduate research conference exploring the intersections of art and crime.  Hosted by the Department of Art History and Art Conservation and the GVCA, this year’s conference will take place from January 22, 2021 to January 23, 2021. Details about format and keynote speaker will be announced in the coming weeks.  Please see the attached call for papers for further details…

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Call for abstracts: Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents, January 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents Date: November 12-13, 2021 Convenors: Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Sebastian Günther (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ) When Ignaz Goldziher passed away on November 13, 1921, he left behind a corpus of scientific correspondence of over 13,000 letters from about 1,650 persons, in ten languages.…

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Research Fellowship 2021-22: The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization, January 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2021-2022 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. The Abdallah S. Kamel Center is seeking scholars from diverse backgrounds and academic…

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February 2021

Call for Abstracts: Stanford International Junior Faculty Form (Stanford Law School), February 5, 2021 @

February 5, 2021

Call for Abstracts: Fourteenth International Junior Faculty Forum Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the International Junior Faculty Forum (IJFF) was established to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research among younger legal scholars from around the world. We live today in a global community– in particular, a global legal community. The IJFF is designed to foster transnational legal scholarship that surmounts barriers of time, space, legal traditions and cultures, and to create an engaged global community of scholars. The Fourteenth…

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