The 10th Islamic Legal Studies Conference — London, 19-21 May 2022

The 10th Islamic Legal Studies Conference — London, 19-21 May 2022
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: AKU-ISMC
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: May 19, 2022 (17:00 BST)
End Date: May 21, 2022 (17:30 BST)
Cost: £0 – £90
Aga Khan Centre (1st floor) – London – United Kingdom
Deadlines for registration: 30 April 2022 (in-person attendance) and 19 May 2022 (online attendance)

About this event

The 10th Islamic Legal Studies conference, convened by the International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) in partnership with the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), will be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London, 19–21 May 2022.

Twenty-two paper presentations distributed over six sessions will be preceded by an opening roundtable discussion on: ‘Islamic Law and Popular Culture’.

The conference will be held in hybrid format. Details for both in-person and online attendance will be shared after registration. Including corporate rate codes for accommodation.

Opening roundtable discussion with: Marion Katz (New York University), Ziba Mir-Hosseini (SOAS, University of London), Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (University of Copenhagen). Moderated by: Jonas Otterbeck (Aga Khan University).

Paper presentations by: Hakkı Arslan (University of Münster), Samy Ayoub (University of Texas at Austin), Murteza Bedir (University of Istanbul), Meriem Ben Ammar (University of Cagliari), Alexandre Caeiro (Hamad Bin Khalifa University), David Drennan (Charles Sturt University), Baudouin Dupret (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Nijmi Edres (Georg Eckert Institute), Sebastian Elsässer (University of Kiel), Dörthe Engelcke (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law), Fatima Essop (University of Cape Town), Rozaliya Garipova (Nazarbayev University), Faisal Kamal (University of Toronto), Hadi Qazwini (University of Southern California in Los Angeles), Adam Ramadhan (University of Oxford), Ari Schriber (University of Toronto), Delfina Serrano (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid), Ido Shahar (University of Haifa), Mariam Sheibani (University of Toronto), Sümeyye Șimșek (29 Mayis University, Istanbul), George Warner (Ruhr University Bochum), Ayang Utriza Yakin (Sciences Po Bordeaux), Taha Tarik Yavuz (University of Osnabrück)

With the participation of: ISILS President Evgenia Kermeli (Hacettepe University), ISILS Secretary and Treasurer Serena Tolino (University of Bern), and ISILS Board Members Samy Ayoub (University of Texas at Austin), Asifa Quraishi (University of Wisconsin – Madison), and Delfina Serrano (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid).

Local host: Gianluca Parolin (Aga Khan University)

Further information at this link to the Conference webpage on In the run-up to the conference, please subscribe to Shar3i, The Podcast, at this link to Buzzsprout or listen to the episodes at this link to the Shar3i webpage on


Thursday, 19 May 2022, 17:00-19:30 (Opening Roundtable), followed by a reception.

Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:00-17:30, followed by the ISILS business meeting (ISILS members only), and the conference dinner (optional);

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 10:00-17:30;

Fees and Tickets

The conference fees cover the expenses of the reception after the Opening Roundtable and the lunches on 20 and 21 May.

If you wish to participate in the conference dinner after the ISILS business meeting on 20 May, please add the dinner to your ticket at check out. The conference dinner will show as an add-on.

Concessions. If you are an ISILS member or a student (at any level), you qualify for a £25 discount on the conference fee. Please email [email protected] to receive the promo code to be entered at check out.

Aga Khan Centre (1st floor)
10 Handyside Street
London , N1C 4DN United Kingdom
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