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

Call for Applications: Islamic Law, Data Science, and AI Lab, Spring 2021, Harvard Law School

The PIL Islamic Law Lab seeks applicants interested in presenting or developing works in progress at the intersection of Islamic law and data science for the Spring 2021 Lab, with respect to their own research or to ongoing projects within our Lab. Specifically, our Lab will focus on emerging tools in the Islamic digital humanities … Continue reading Call for Applications: Islamic Law, Data Science, and AI Lab, Spring 2021, Harvard Law School

Online Talk: Dr. Nathan Spannaus Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism, December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Join us for the Program in Islamic Law’s Academic Year 2020-2021 Book Talk Webinar Series! On Tuesday, December 8, Dr. Nathan Spannaus (University of Jyväskylä, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) will speak on his new book, Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism (Oxford, 2019). The event will be moderated by Program … Continue reading Online Talk: Dr. Nathan Spannaus Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism, December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm