April 28-30, 2016
How can we think of evidence when it is situated amid multiple fields of knowledge and practice? This conference examines the problems that evidence poses for a range of inquiries in Muslim communities, from law and theology to science and historiography.
- Daniel Stolz (Northwestern University): "Eyes, Fingers, and the corruption of tables: Uncertainties of astronomy among nineteenth-century 'ulama'"
- Satyel Larson (Princeton University): "The Gender Politics of Facts and Evidence. Islamic Law, French Gynecology and Women’s Medical Expertise in Colonial Morocco"
- Elham Mireshghi (University of California, Irvine): "Of Fatwas and Citadels: Islamic Law, Expertise, and Kidney Sales in Iran"
- Junaid Quadri (University of Illinois, Chicago): "Constructivism, Correspondence, and Representation: Approaches to Knowledge in Islamic Legal Texts"
- Aria Nakissa (Washington University, St. Louis): "Islamic Legal Interpretation as the Interpretation of Action"
- Nada Moumtaz (Ohio State University): "Statistics as Evidence in Islamic law? Debates on the validity of the family waqf in the Levant and Egypt (1903-1945)"
- Ana Maria Vinea (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): "What is your Evidence?": Qur'anic Healing and Shifting Contemporary Egyptian Therapeutic Epistemologies.
- Yunus Dogan Telliel (CUNY Graduate Center): "Miraculous Evidence: Scientific Wonders and Religious Reasons"
- Alireza Doostdar (University of Chicago): "Techno-spiritual Reflexivity"