Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Leading scholars of Islamic law, including Editor-in-Chief, Professor Intisar Rabb, were invited by the University of Bergen for a roundtable on "the use and usefulness of the concepts of canonization and codification in Islamic legal studies." The panels on canonization and codification, respectively, were held online and can be accessed here. "Sharia Law in the … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Islam and Data Science 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 Islam and Data Science Roundup

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

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!

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

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!