Weekend Scholarship Roundup

On January 7-8, 2021, the Legal History Blog hosted an online conference entitled "Paper Empires: Layers of law in colonial South Asia and the Indian Ocean." Among others, Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia) presented his paper entitled "The Sailing Scribes: Legal Thinking and Praxis Across the Twentieth-Century Indian Ocean." In "The Majelis Ulama Indonesia and … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The Maritime Bazaar

By Fahad Bishara In my first blog post, I introduced the idea of the bazaar as a site for thinking about the intertwined histories of law and economic life in the Islamic world, and ended by promising a couple of more focused explorations of the topic. The first of these is something I have direct … Continue reading The Maritime Bazaar

Law and Economic Life in the Islamic World: A Teaching Post

By Fahad Ahmad Bishara. Reposted from the Legal History Blog with permission from the author. For this post, instead of giving reflections on research or on writing in Indian Ocean legal history, I thought I’d write about something lots of us do and talk about: teaching. It is, after all, that time in the semester, isn’t it? … Continue reading Law and Economic Life in the Islamic World: A Teaching Post