All research seminars begin at 16:10. They are held in the Rainy Hall (New College) and will also be streamed online via Zoom. To join via Zoom and for any other enquiries, please email the Convenor, Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, at

28 September – PhD Panel ‘Sacred Law in the Modern World’

Vanessa Goodwin: ‘The Juristic Challenges of Modern Fertility Treatments: Jewish and Muslim Engagements’
Jaan Islam: ‘Mujahids or Mujtahids? The Influence of Classical Legal Schools on Contemporary “Salafi-Jihadi” Jurisprudence’

12 October – Webinar ‘Can Muslim Women Marry Non-Muslims? A Scriptural Analysis’

Dr Shehnaz Haqqani (Assistant Professor of Religion, Mercer University, USA)

26 October – ‘Prophet of God, Word of God, Son of God? Jesus in Christian-Muslim Dialogue’

Dr Joshua Ralston (Reader in Muslim-Christian Relations, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

9 November – ‘Black Excellence and the Curse of Ham: Debating Race and Slavery in the Islamic Tradition’

Dr Haroon Bashir (Head of Islamic Studies, Markfield Institute)

23 November – Webinar ‘The Qur’an as a Material Object in Early Modern Europe’

Professor Jan Loop (Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures, University of Copenhagen)