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Friday 14th May 2021

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Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions - Online Course
12/05/2021 5:00pm - 26/05/2021 7:30pm
Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to begin with? And what is the politics around references to Islam in them? What are, in particular, the sharia provisions, and how do they work? This online course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations of constitutional law, the articulations of State-Islam relations in contemporary constitutions, and the various models of sharia provisions in a comparative perspective. Sharia provisions, in particular, are considered both in terms of their wording and the overall design.
Queering the Middle East
14/05/2021 3:00pm
This event is co-hosted by LSE Gender and the LSE Middle East Centre
This is the launch event for the special issue 'Queering the Middle East' with the journal Middle East Critique. The event brings together its contributors to discuss some critical aspects on the relationship between queerness and the MENA region. This online public event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required.
Interrupted and Restricted: Digital Humanities and Ethics in a Time of Crisis
14/05/2021 4:30pm
Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Interrupted and restricted, research and resulting scholarship has taken a decided turn to the digital to provide materials in the age of COVID-19. In academia, we have seen requests for digital materials at an unprecedented rate. This panel seeks to address not only the forward facing aspects of digital humanities (DH), ensuring access to researchers, students, and scholars, but also takes a step back to question the ethics and implications of what is disseminated via the virtual vis-à-vis human rights.