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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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Call for Applications: Research Associate – PersDoc Project, Oxford University

October 22

Location: Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford We are looking for one researcher to join the project team for the AHRC-funded ‘PersDoc – Persian in Documents’ project. The project explores the nuances of Islamisation during the first 500 years of Islamic rule in the Islamicate East (a vast area that stretches from Islam to Tibet and includes parts of the modern states of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and of the wider Central Asian region). Project activities include Persian transcription, translation from Persian…

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Call for Papers: Middle East Studies Association’s 55th Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 2021

October 28 - October 31

From the organizers: The Middle East Studies Association of North America invites and encourages submissions for its 55th Annual Meeting to be held in the fall of 2021. Submissions by students are more than welcome. If you are interested, please make sure to have your proposals in by the deadline on February 18, 2021 at midnight (EST). Submissions may be in the form of pre-organized panels, pre-organized roundtables, or individual papers (to be formed into panels by the program committee). All submissions must…

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Call for Papers: The X Islamic Legal Studies Conference convened by the International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) under the auspices of the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London May 19-21, 2022

October 31

ISILS invites paper proposals for its tenth Islamic Legal Studies conference, to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London, 19–21 May 2022. The sessions with paper presentations will be preceded by an opening roundtable session with invited speakers on the topic: ‘Islamic law and popular culture’. The conference itself will be open topic—abstracts on all aspects of Islamic law, from earliest to most recent times, are welcome. Abstracts should clearly present and contextualise argument, methodology, and sources. Abstracts…

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November 2021

Fellowship: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), 2022-2023

November 1

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2022-2023 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada. ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The terms may range from four months to a full year.…

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Position opening: Assistant Professor – Historian of Early Islam until 1250, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

November 1

Description The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East in the Early Islamic Period until the Mongols (i.e., until circa 1258 C.E.) with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability and/or potential to carry out original independent research and publication on the social,…

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Call for Papers: The Journal of Islamic Law, Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, November 1, 2021

November 1

The Journal of Islamic Law intends to publish a special issue exploring questions of racial justice and equality in a way that puts Islamic traditions in conversation with scholarship on contemporary Muslim communities.  As race continues to be a major fault line in today’s world and to impact the way Black people and other people of color–including many Muslims–are treated on a day-to-day basis, it is critical to understand how Islamic law and Muslim practice extending from it historically understood race and…

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The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) Student Research Colloquium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-4, 2021

November 3 - November 4

From the organizers: The American Society for Legal History (ASLH) will host a Student Research Colloquium (SRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The SRC annually brings eight graduate students to the site of the ASLH annual meeting to discuss their in-progress dissertations and articles, under the guidance of distinguished, ASLH-affiliated scholars. Target applicants include early-post-coursework Ph.D. students and historically minded law students.  Students working in all chronological periods and all geographical fields…

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Call for Applications: The Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching, Harvard Law School, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

November 12

Harvard Law School may be offering the Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for Law Teaching, with appointment expected to commence July 1, 2022. The Fellowship is designed to support a recent law graduate who has demonstrated a strong interest in legal scholarship and who is preparing for a career in law teaching. The Lewis Fellowship program particularly supports the training of prospective law teachers who will enhance the diversity of the profession. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will diversify the legal academy.…

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