Weekend Scholarship Roundup

SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDUP On Islamic Law In "On the History of the Princeton University Library Collection of Islamic Manuscripts" (Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, September 26, 2022), Garrett Davidson (The College of Charleston USA Charleston, SC) "traces the development of the sub-collections, studies the collectors who built them, their methods and sources, and tells the stories of their collections’ … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Seminar: Islamic Judgeship, Sectarian Narratives, and the Medieval Legal Genre of “Judicial Protocols (Adab al-Qāḍī),” Princeton University, January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 – 1:20 pm

Topic: NES Seminar Series: Islamic Judgeship, Sectarian Narratives, and the Medieval Legal Genre of “Judicial Protocols (Adab al-Qāḍī)” Speaker: Raha Rafii, University of Exeter Respondent: Intisar Rabb, Harvard University Time: Jan 31, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register here.

Seminar: “Skin and Blood? Blackness and Arabness in Middle Eastern Perspectives by Rachel Schine (NYU AbuDhabi) & Peter Webb (Leiden University),” Princeton University, December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM

From the organizers: Please join us for our next seminar of the virtual series entitled “Race, Race-thinking and Identity in the Middle Ages and Medieval Studies” A SEMINAR SERIES We aim to move beyond simplistic either-or binaries – race/not race, race/religion, race/ethnicity, US/Europe – to develop nuanced paradigms for racialization and its interaction, overlap, and interdependence … Continue reading Seminar: “Skin and Blood? Blackness and Arabness in Middle Eastern Perspectives by Rachel Schine (NYU AbuDhabi) & Peter Webb (Leiden University),” Princeton University, December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Position opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center, Princeton University

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or more senior researcher position(s) in the relevant fields of Iran and the Persian Gulf studies in the 19th - 21st century. Anticipated to start in September 2022, the position is open to … Continue reading Position opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center, Princeton University

Toni Morrison, John Ralph Willis, and Black Muslim History

By Kristina L. Richardson Allow me to share a factoid about Toni Morrison’s (1931-2019) little known connection to Islamic historians. She grew up in Lorain, Ohio, with her younger cousin John Ralph Willis (1938-2007), who carried the name of their grandfather, a violinist named John Solomon Willis. The cousins forged separate paths as adults, only … Continue reading Toni Morrison, John Ralph Willis, and Black Muslim History

Call for Papers: Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, Princeton University, March 11-13, 2021

Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop March 11-13, 2021 Announcement and Call for Papers  Co-Organized and Co-Hosted by Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University) Jacques deLisle (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law) The American Society of Comparative Law Hosting institution this year:  Princeton University Co-sponsored by Princeton University, University … Continue reading Call for Papers: Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop, Princeton University, March 11-13, 2021

Seminar: Sirat ‘Antar and Formation of Arab Tribal Identity in Mamluk Egypt by Yossef Rapoport, The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University), November 23, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:20 pm

Topic: NES Seminar Series #12 Sirat 'Antar and formation of Arab tribal identity in Mamluk Egypt Speaker: Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary University of London Respondent: Marina Rustow, Princeton University _____________________________________________________________ Yossef Rapoport is a historian of the social, economic, and legal history of the medieval Middle East, and a professor of Islamic history at Queen … Continue reading Seminar: Sirat ‘Antar and Formation of Arab Tribal Identity in Mamluk Egypt by Yossef Rapoport, The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton University), November 23, 2020 @ 12:00 – 1:20 pm