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2018 Dec 04

SHARIASOURCE FILM SCREENING – STUDY BREAK: A SEPARATION

Location: 

TBA
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come to the film screening of the 2011 movie A Separation—about marriage, divorce, crime, and regret—directed by Oscar Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi (for The Salesman, 2017). A Separation won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to do so. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Refreshments provided. For details and location, RSVP to...

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2018 Nov 28

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: BETWEEN LEGAL CONSERVATISM AND LEGAL CHANGE: FAULT LINES IN AYYŪBID DAMASCUS

Location: 

Austin Hall 102
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

This paper explores the tensions between conservative and innovative strains in Islamic law in twelfth-century Ayyūbid Damascus. The newly restored refugee capital of Damascus...

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2018 Nov 05

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: TRACE: A TOOL FOR HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC LAW

Location: 

Austin Hall 102
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sharon Tai , Deputy Editor, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Sharon Tai will discuss and demonstrate a new digital tool available to researchers of historical and contemporary Islamic law on SHARIAsource. The tool, built by affiliates and graduates of SHARIAsource and the MIT Media Lab, uses textual analysis to assess patterns of sentiment or bias within textual corpora. ...

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2018 Oct 22

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: BOOK TALK ON FROM SLAVES TO PRISONERS OF WAR, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, RUSSIA AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

Location: 

Austin Hall 102
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Harvard World Wide Week Event

Author: Will Smiley, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
Respondent: Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Will Smiley will discuss the research underlying his new book, in which he charts the changing law and practice of captivity and slavery in the Ottoman Empire and Middle East, at the intersection...

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2018 Oct 02

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF LEGAL PATCHWORKING (TALFĪQ)

Location: 

Austin Hall 102
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Aaron Spevack, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Talfīq--the juristic practice of combining differing legal opinions to resolve a new issue and thereby produce an unprecedented ruling--is often framed as an impious and capricious endeavor aimed at cutting corners. However, jurists...

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2018 Sep 20

HLS Library Tour & Orientation: The Islamic Law Collection

Location: 

Langdell Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Islamic Law Librarian Gayle Fischer will provide an orientation for those interested in becoming familiar with the Islamic law resources available at the Harvard Law School Library, both online and offline. Harvard Law School’s Islamic Law Collection is one of the largest institutional collections in the world. Gayle will conduct a mini-session on research strategies for finding sources on Islamic law within this extensive collection. For Harvard affiliates only. To register and...

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2018 Sep 18

HLS Library Tour & Orientation: The Islamic Law Collection

Location: 

Langdell Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Islamic Law Librarian Gayle Fischer will provide an orientation for those interested in becoming familiar with the Islamic law resources available at the Harvard Law School Library, both online and offline. Harvard Law School’s Islamic Law Collection is one of the largest institutional collections in the world. Gayle will conduct a mini-session on research strategies for finding sources on Islamic law within this extensive collection. For Harvard affiliates only. To register and...

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2018 Sep 26

The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

Location: 

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Center for the Study of World Religions, John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present a lecture by

Guy Stroumsa

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University

Response by Jon Levenson, Harvard Divinity School
Opening Remarks by Charles Stang, Harvard Divinity School, and Adam Afterman, Tel-Aviv University

How is the comparative scholarship on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam possible? What are its presuppositions, and what does it entail? How can the history of religions help interfaith understanding? These are some of the questions this lecture will address.... Read more about The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

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