Position opening: Islamic Law Blog Staff Editor, The Program in Islamic Law

Our Islamic Law Blog is looking for a staff editor to join our editorial team (remotely) at Harvard’s Program in Islamic Law / SHARIAsource. This staff editor will be working with Professor Intisar Rabb, editor-in-chief, and a small team of dedicated editors. We seek a candidate who has superb editorial, organizational, and scholarly skills and … Continue reading Position opening: Islamic Law Blog Staff Editor, The Program in Islamic Law

Call for Applications: PIL–LC Research Fellowship Application, 2022-2023

In collaboration with the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to invite applications for an inaugural 2022-2023 PIL–LC Research Fellowship (due: January 31, 2022). This newly offered fellowship is designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic … Continue reading Call for Applications: PIL–LC Research Fellowship Application, 2022-2023

Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

The 2021 American Society for Legal History annual conference, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, is hosting a wide array of panels relating to Islamic law.  Please consult our calendar for all the panels taking place during the conference. The Islamic Law Blog has curated below a list of panels relating to Islamic law as … Continue reading Islamic Law at the American Society for Legal History Conference: Session Roundup

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

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

Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law

The United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the Taliban's subsequent takeover of the country has brought, once again, Islam and Islamic law to the fore in recent news coverage, reports, and analyses. This renewed attention to Islamic law is in part due to the fact that the Taliban identifies itself as a Muslim military organization … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Afghanistan, the Taliban, and Islamic Law

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

The Library of Congress Announces Collaboration with the Program in Islamic Law!

We are delighted to share with you that the Library of Congress and the Program in Islamic Law have initiated a collaborative effort to "identify, select and assess the copyright status of materials focusing on national legal gazettes." Initially set for three years, the collaboration will focus on the legal analysis of Library of Congress' … Continue reading The Library of Congress Announces Collaboration with the Program in Islamic Law!

Islam and Data Science 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 Islam and Data Science Roundup