Online Conversation: Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, Legal History Blog, May 25, 2021 @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation On May 25, the University of Southern California Early Modern Studies Institute will host "an interdisciplinary conversation" on Originalism Across Legal Traditions: Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about constitutional "originalism" across legal and cultural traditions. Leading scholars of law, history, literature, and religion will discuss how distinct … Continue reading Online Conversation: Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, Legal History Blog, May 25, 2021 @ 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, to speak at the University of Southern California’s originalism event on May 25!

The Islamic Law Blog's Editor-in-Chief, Intisar Rabb, will be speaking at an online conversation hosted by the University of Southern California Early Modern Studies Institute. The conversation is entitled "Originalism Across Legal Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Conversation" and will take place on May 25, 2021 at 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET.  "Leading scholars of law, history, … Continue reading Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, to speak at the University of Southern California’s originalism event on May 25!

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

In "Pirates and Pilgrims: The Plunder of the Ganj-i Sawai, the Hajj, and a Mughal Captain’s Perspective" (Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 64, no. 1-2 (2021)), Tyler Joseph Kynn (University of Memphis), using literature on "[t]he pirate attack by Henry Every in 1695 on a Mughal ship" carrying travelers from … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Harvard Law Today on Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography!

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In a story published on April 14, 2021, Harvard Law Today covered our Blog's recent Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography. The story quotes Professor Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief, who mentions three motivations behind hosting the Roundtable - three developments in Islamic legal studies that, according to Rabb, caused "tectonic shifts in the study of … Continue reading Harvard Law Today on Islamic Law Blog’s Roundtable on Islamic Legal History & Historiography!

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Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School; Editor-in-Chief, Islamic Law Blog), Fahad Bishara (University of Virginia), Joel Blecher (George Washington University), Saadia Yacoob (Williams College), and Joshua White (University of Virginia) were brought together by the Ottoman History Podcast to discuss the question "What is Islamic Law?" in the first episode of a forthcoming series of podcasts … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

What is Islamic Law? Scholars Discussed in a Recent Podcast!

The Ottoman History Podcast Project brought together both established and emerging scholars to provide insights into a simply worded, yet perennial question, "What is Islamic Law?" - the first episode narrated by Chris Gratien in what is to become a series of episodes under the title "The Making of the Islamic World," "aimed at providing … Continue reading What is Islamic Law? Scholars Discussed in a Recent Podcast!

Online Lecture: “Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam” Yale Law School, November 12, 2020, 4:15-5:45 PM

“Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam” Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:15 – 5:45 pm EST Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, author of Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color and American Islam (2018) The lecture will be … Continue reading Online Lecture: “Should a Muslim Woman Be President? Race, Gender, and the Insurgent Legacies of American Islam” Yale Law School, November 12, 2020, 4:15-5:45 PM

Panel: Why You Should Study Legal History, Program in Law & History (Harvard Law School), November 2, 2020 @12:00 – 1:00 pm

Please join us next Monday, November 2 at 12:00pm for a very special virtual event, “Why You Should Study Legal History.”  You will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished legal historians, to learn more about the Program in Law & History, and to have your questions answered! Please register here to receive a Zoom … Continue reading Panel: Why You Should Study Legal History, Program in Law & History (Harvard Law School), November 2, 2020 @12:00 – 1:00 pm

On Originalism and the Role of Legal Canons in Islamic Law

The 43rd annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture organized by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosted our Editor-in-Chief, Intisar Rabb, with her presentation titled "Interpreting Islamic Law." The presentation concerned the Mamlūk Empire during the thirteenth century, with a focus on the judicial overhaul overseen by its Sultan Baibars I. In her presentation, … Continue reading On Originalism and the Role of Legal Canons in Islamic Law

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

The 43rd Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture speaker Intisar Rabb's (Harvard) presentation titled "Interpreting Islamic Law" explains the judicial overhaul that occurred during the thirteenth century under the reign of Baibars I, Mamlūk sultan of Egypt and Syria, who established four chief judgeships representing each of the four major (Sunnī) schools of Islamic law … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup