The conference ‘Law, Islam and Anthropology’, jointly convened by the Department ‘Law and 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.
Marie-Claire Foblets and Hatem Elliesie in collaboration with the Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht (Arabic and Islamic Law Association), Chairperson: Irene Schnei der, and RIMO (Vereniging tot bestudering van het recht van de Islam en het Midden Oosten), Chairperson: Susan Rutten.
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Advokatenweg 36|06114 Halle/Saale