Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Digitized Canon: Intisar Rabb's Work to Develop SHARIAsource and Other Resources on Islamic Law" (The Institute for Quantitative Social Science, September 1, 2021), Jonathan Colburn (Institute for Quantitative Social Science) discusses the Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb's efforts to integrate data science into the study … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

The Program in Islamic Law and the Library of Congress have announced a historic collaborative project whereby the official gazettes of Muslim countries will be identified and analyzed from a copyright perspective.  Editor-in-Chief Professor Intisar Rabb commented that "these sources — combined with careful research and data science tools — will make for unparalleled research … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities, Harvard University, August 27, 2021 @ 9am-3pm

From the organizers: Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities August 27, 9am - 3pm The Digital Teaching Methods seminar provides a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases. Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first … Continue reading Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities, Harvard University, August 27, 2021 @ 9am-3pm

Islam and Data Science Roundup

The Harvard Digital Scholarship Support Group will host the Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities on August 27, 2021 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern time. In "Text Mining Islamic Law" (Islamic Law and Society 28, vol. 3 (2021)), Yusuf Celik and others apply "humanities computing to the study of Islamic law" … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Islamic Legal Canons as Memes

By Intisar Rabb This essay is part of the Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography, edited by Intisar Rabb (Editor-in-Chief) and Mariam Sheibani (Lead Blog Editor), and introduced with a list of further readings in a short post, also by Intisar Rabb: “Methods and Meaning in Islamic Law: Introduction." Introduction* We’ve all … Continue reading Islamic Legal Canons as Memes

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In “Islamic Legal Education in the 4.0 Era: Does It Need to Consider Technology?,” (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, 2020) authors Windy Triana and Khamami Zada use legal education in the Faculty of Sharia and Law of State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah (Jakarta) as a case study. Using survey … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup

Islam and Data Science Roundup

In their article titled "Early Manuscripts of Quran Through Data of Hijazi Calligraphy and Archaeological Evidence" (Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists 5, no. 1 (2020)), Adnan Mohammed Al-shareef and Yasser Ismail Abdul Salam take a closer look at five of the earliest manuscripts of the Qur'ān. Drawing on "the data of Hijazi … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup