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BRISMES Annual Lecture


2020 BRISMES Annual Lecture
Recovering Gender Equality in Islam: Conversations with Reformist Thinkers
Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020
Time: 5:30pm (BST)
Location: Online via Zoom

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About the speaker:

zmh official photoDr Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and Islamic feminism, and a founding member of the Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. She has published books on Islamic family law in Iran and Morocco, Iranian clerical discourses on gender, Islamic reformist thinkers, and the revival of zina laws, and most recently the co-edited Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law (2013) and Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (2015). She has co-directed two award-winning feature-length documentary films on Iran: Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001). In 2015 she received the American Academy of Religion's Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understaning of Religion. She has held numerous research fellowships and visiting professorships (most recently at NYU Law School); currently she is Professional Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, SOAS, University of London.


Past Lectures

2019

Laleh Khalili
The Corporeal Life of Commerce at Sea (listen to a recording of the lecture here)

2018

Khaled Fahmy
Shari'a, dissection and justice in modern Egypt

2017 (joint lecture with BRAIS)

Olivier Roy
Speaking of jihad, what do we mean by ‘religious radicalisation’?

2016

Hisham Matar
After the Revolutions: Arab Memory and Bewilderment

2015

Eugene Rogan
Beirut on the Stage: The Ottoman Great War in Four Acts

2014

Jack Straw
The Future of British Foreign Policy in the Middle East

2014

Sami Zubaida
The Quest for Cultural Authenticity and the Politics of Identity (listen to a recording of the lecture here)

2013

Haleh Afshar
Islam and the Politics of Resistance: The Case of Women in Iran.

2011

Baghat Kourani
Middle East Exceptionalism: Ended or Dented? Joint lecture with CASAW.

2010

Patrick Seale
America’s War Against Islam

2009

Roger Owen
British and French Military Intelligence in Syria and Palestine, 1914-18

2008

Yasir Suleiman
Arabic and I

2007

Clive Holes
From Suez to Iraq via Jimmy and Diga: Arabic Popular Poetry as a Form of Free Speech

2007

Ruud Peters
Shari’a Criminal Law and Human Rights: Can They Be Reconciled? Special summer lecture.

2006

Carole Hillenbrand
Images of Saladin, Past and Present

2005

Charles Tripp
Show Trials in Iraq: Theatres of Power

2004

Philip Robins
Top Hat and Crescent: Dualism Reconciled in Turkey’s Foreign Relations

2003

Roger Owen
Biography and Empire: Lord Cromer (1841-1917) Then and Now

2002

Tony Allan
Water, Food and Trade in the Middle East: Virtual Water Eliminates Water Wars?

2001

Fred Halliday
11 September 2001 and the Study of International Relations

2000

James Craig
A Life with the Arabs