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Is There Room in the U.S. Legal System for Halacha and Sharia?

Professors Asifa Quaraishi-Landes University of Wisconsin Law School and a SHARIAsource senior scholar, Haider Hamoudi of University of Pittsburgh Law School and a SHARIAsource contributor, and other scholars of Islamic law and Jewish law will discuss whether and how the U.S. legal system can accommodate Halacha and sharia. They will look at Soleiman v. Soleiman and Garcia v. Church of Scientology, among other cases. This session is one of three  on Islamic law at the AALS Annual Meeting this year, and is jointly sponsored by the Sections on Jewish Law and Islamic Law. Read More

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Round Table Discussion :: SHARIAsource and United States Institute of Peace

The conversation will highlight key terms and approaches necessary for understanding sharīʿa and for critically analyzing discussions of it in the public sphere. Further avenues of inquiry will concern ways in which practitioners working in the field in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa) have drawn on Islamic law expertise in their field work. Read More

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Colloquium :: From Text to Map: Arabic Biographical Collections and Geospatial Analysis

The presentation will focus on major steps—moving from text to map—and highlight some results of such computational endeavors. Read More

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Colloquium :: From Text to Map: Arabic Biographical Collections and Geospatial Analysis

Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig Thurs, Nov 17 | 12.00-1.30p | Location: S-050, CGIS South… Read More

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Resource Sharing Workshop :: Comparing and Sharing Digital Archival Projects and Resources

Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität LeipzigIntisar Rabb, Founding Editor-In-Chief, SHARIAsource, Professor at HLS Thurs, Nov 17… Read More

SHARIAsource MESA Reception

Intisar Rabb, Founding Editor-In-Chief, SHARIAsource, Professor at HLS Thurs, Nov 17 | 6.00-7.00p | Location: Austin 102, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA… Read More

Comparing and Sharing Digital Archival Projects and Resources

Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig Intisar Rabb, Founding Editor-In-Chief, SHARIAsource, Professor at HLS Thurs, Nov… Read More

From Text to Map: Arabic Biographical Collections and Geospatial Analysis

Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig Thurs, Nov 17 | 12.00-1.30p | Thousands of fully-digitized texts… Read More

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Workshop :: Digital Islamic Law and History: Resources and Methods

This discussion will showcase major tools and resources (digitally, online, CDs, etc.) that can be used to research digitized primary source documents in Arabic. Tagging and manipulating a text through Open Arabic will be part of the conversation. Presenter: Maxim Romanov, Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig Read More

A Lunch Talk with Hala Aldosari on Challenges and Developments in Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States

Saudi blogger and activist Hala Aldosari will join us to discuss the family laws of Arab Gulf states and the challenges and prospects of change.  She will focus on women’s legal capacity under these laws and discuss the current debates and controversies surrounding Islam, social customs, and legal reform in these countries. Read More