Conference Law, Islam and Anthropology

Place
Halle an der Saale
Venue
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Host/Organizer
Marie-Claire Foblets and Hatem Elliesie (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department ‘Law & Anthropology’, Halle), in collaboration with Irene Schneider (Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht / Arabic and Islamic Law Association), and Susan Rutten (RIMO, Vereniging tot bestudering van het recht van de Islam en het Midden Oosten
Date
09.11.2018 - 10.11.2018
By
Hatem Elliesie

The conference ‘Law, Islam and Anthropology’, jointly convened by the Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, RIMO and GAIR, brings together the disciplines of law, anthropology and Islamic studies, with all of their multiple entanglements. Conference papers address field observation, as well as methods and theories that provide insights into norms that are often given Islamic justification. The discussion will range from the traditional domain of family-related regulations regarding commercial transactions to the perception of ethical norms in daily life. Questions such as actor-driven social distinctions and cross-societal processes of interpreting and applying Islamic texts and tradition will be emphasized. The diverse perspectives represented at the conference will help identify the manifold perceptions of ‘law’, ‘anthropology’ and ‘Islam’ and enrich our understandings of them.

Programm

Friday, 09 November 2018
Venue: Main Seminar Room, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome Address
Marie-Claire Foblets (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department ‘Law & Anthropology’, Halle, Germany)

Irene Schneider (Chairperson of the Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht (GAIR), Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany)

Susan Rutten (Chairperson of the Vereniging tot bestudering van het recht van de Islam en het Midden-Oosten (RIMO), Professor of Islamic Family Law in a European Context and Private Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

10.30 Anthropologists in the Field of Islam: An Auto-Ethnographic Note on Ethics, Integrity and Academic Freedom
Annelies Moors (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Chair: Yafa Shanneik (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

11.15 Coffee break

11.45 Muslim Family Law Across Borders – Law in the Everyday Life of Transnational Families
Iris Sportel (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Chair: Vishal Vora (MPI for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)

13.15 Lunch

14.30 Anthropology of Code Switching: Navigating Religion and Normativity in Rural Morocco
Bertram Turner (MPI for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)
Chair: Björn Bentlage (Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg, Halle, Germany)

15.15 Coffee Break

15.45 Presentation of the Festschrift on the Occasion of Prof.
Dr. Hans-Georg Ebert’s 65th Birthday
Chair: Irene Schneider (Chairperson GAIR, Germany)

16.00 GAIR-Dissertation Award Presentation
The Theory of Bayān and its Relation to the Methods of
Deriving Norms (istinbāṭ al-aḥkām) from Qur’an and Sunna in Islamic Legal Thinking
Serdar Kurmaz (Hamburg University, Germany)
Chair: Irene Schneider (Chairperson GAIR, Germany)

16.30 The Sachsen-Anhalt Ṣukūk and Real Estate Acquisitions of ‘Islamic’ Investors
Martin Bünning (Ashurst LLP, Frankfurt, Germany) Chair: Kai Kreutzberger (Berlin, Germany)

17.15 GAIR: Meeting of members
Main Seminar Room

RIMO: Meeting of members
Small Seminar Room

18.30 Meeting of the GAIR Working Group ‘Islamic Legal Teaching’
Small Seminar Room

19.00 Informal get-together / Dinner at a local restaurant on own expenses

Saturday, 10 November 2018
Venue: Main Seminar Room, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

09.00 GAIR’s Executive and Consultative Board Meeting Small Seminar Room

10.00 Filling Gaps in Legislation: The Use of Fiqh by Contemporary Courts (Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia) Baudouin Dupret (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Chair: Federica Sona (MPI for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Disintegration within Integration – The Impossibility of Islamic Law: Realigning Field Observations of Islamic Normativity with New Theoretical Concepts of Normative Orders and Law
Reik Kirchhof (Berlin, Germany)
Chair: Jörn Thielmann (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

12.45 The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia
Dominik Müller (DFG Emmy Noether Research Group/MPI for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany)
Chair: Jörn Thielmann (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

13.15 Informal get-together / Lunch at a local restaurant on own expenses

13.30 Meeting of the MPI-Director and the Executive Boards of RIMO and GAIR, Small Seminar Room

Kontakt

islamiclawconference2018@eth.mpg.de

Citation
Conference Law, Islam and Anthropology, 09.11.2018 – 10.11.2018 Halle an der Saale, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 03.11.2018, <www.connections.clio-online.net/event/id/termine-38677>.
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