Academic

7 July 2017

Omar Anchassi presented at the BRISMES conference in Edinburgh.  His paper was titled ‘Ghāyat al-Amānī fi al-Istimtā’ bi al-Jawārī: Or, Slave-Concubinage and Sexual Pleasure in Islamic Law: Looking (Naẓar), Touching (Mass) and Sexual Intercourse (Waṭ’) in Islamic Law, from the Formative Period to ISIS.

22 June 2017

Omar Anchassi organised a workshop at the University of Exeter on Sex and Sexuality in Islamic Law, at which he also presented a paper, titled ‘al-Khaḍkhaḍa fī Jald `Umayra: Or, Towards a History of Onanism in Islamic Legal Thought’.

Nijmi Edres took part in the workshop Islamic Law and Sex/uality€ organized by the University of Exeter, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and sponsored by the USPPIP project. The title of her paper was Palestinians in Israel and the (un)debated relation between religious normativity and sexuality.

4 May 2017

Omar Anchassi was invited to chair a panel at the BRAIS-sponsored workshop ‘Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? and the future of Islamic Studies.’

Nijmi Edres held a seminar at Bologna University at the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. The subject of the seminar was Shari†Courts in Israel between past and present€.

27 April 2017

Rob Gleave participated in a panel at the University of Oxford titled Religious Violence: Medieval and Modern.  His paper was titled Violence Taboos in Muslim Jurisprudence€.

11-13 April 2017

Omar Anchassi was involved in organising the annual BRAIS conference, at which he presented a paper (on slave-concubinage in Islamic law), and at which he chaired a panel, titled ‘Hadith: Textual Intersections and Reconfigurations’.

5-7 April 2017

Rob Gleave participated in the symposium Violence and Millenarian Movements at the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements in Bedford.  His paper was titled: Islam, Messianism and Justified Violence. How Law and the End Times intersect in Muslim thought.

1-2 April 2017

Rob Gleave participated in the L’extremisme religieux en Europe : causes, consequences, perspectives organised by Mouminoun Without Borders and the Institute for Research and Higher Studies of Granada. His paper was titled Islamic Extremism and Counter-Terrorism: Some recent cases in English Law”

2-4 February 2017

Nijmi Edres participated in the VII Congress of the Italian Society of Women Historians Gender and History: new Research Perspectives€ in Pisa. Her paper was titled Minority Groups in Modern Israel: The debate on gender and sexuality€.

18 November 2016

Nijmi Edres took part in the conference Authority in Contemporary Muslim Countries€, organized by Milan University, Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies. Her paper was titled Making place for Muslim authority in contemporary times: the case of Sharia Courts in Israel€.

28-29 October 2016

Nijmi Edres attended the workshop Legal Pluralism in Personal Status Law: Comparative and Historical Perspectives€ organized by Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

27-28 October 2016

Rob Gleave participated in the conference The Problem of Evil: A Challenge to Shi’i€ Theology and Philosophy in Islam” held at the Officina di Studi Medievali in Palermo.  His paper was titled: “Fighting Evil Powers through Jurisprudence: Fiqh responses to magical practices.”€

6-7 October 2016

Nijmi Edres attended the conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”€ at the University of Münster.

5 October 2016

Nijmi Edres attended the conference “Too queer to believe? Religion, Social Activism and LGBTQ Rights”€, which the Heinrich Böll Foundation held in Berlin in conjunction with the Turkish NGO Kaos GL.

4 October 2016

Rob Gleave took part in “The Great Debate: Does Islam Need Reforming?” organized by the Muslim Debate Initiative, at an event held at Conway Hall, Holborn, London.  Details here.