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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

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Gender Justice and Women’s Rights Activism within an Islamic Framework

Please join us for a Skype discussion over coffee and bagels with leading Malaysian activist and Muslim feminist Zainah Anwar on the topic of women’s rights activism in Muslim contexts and her work currently leading the Musawah global movement for equality in the Muslim family. Read More

Using Corpus Analysis to Study Media Discourse: Islamic Marriage Reform in India and Pakistan

Research Methods Talk :: Using Corpus Analysis to Study Media Discourse: Comparing Discussions of Islamic Marriage Reform in India and Pakistan Sharon Tai, Research Editor,… Read More

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Information Session :: CMES January 2017 Travel Research Grant

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is offering two winter term travel research grants in the amount of $3,000 for Harvard College undergraduates, or graduate students at any Harvard School, engaging in research in the Arabian Peninsula. Visit this information session to learn more about how to apply. Read More

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Workshop Talk :: Constitutional Design without Constitutional Moments: Lessons from Religiously-Divided Societies

Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop, convened by Professors Intisar Rabb and William Alford. Presenter: Asli Bâli, UCLA School of Law and Center for Near Eastern Studies Read More

HLS Lambda Conference

HLS Lambda’s LGBTQ Advocacy Conference, “Incomplete Justice: The Ongoing Struggle for LGBTQ Equality in Our Local Communities,” will include a panel on “Battling Homophobia in the Muslim Community,” moderated by Professor Kristen Stilt, Faculty Director for ILSP: Law and Social Change. Read More

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Workshop Talk :: The Other Pakistan: Special Laws, Diminished Citizenship, and the Gathering Storm

Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop, convened by Professors Intisar Rabb and William Alford. Presenter: Osama Siddique, Harvard Law School, Law and Policy Research Network Read More