After the rule: A symposium on alternative traditions of law, norms and rules

After the rule: A symposium on alternative traditions of law, norms and rules - home

Date: 21-22 September 2018

Venue: Seminar Rooms 2/3, The Sir Roland Wilson Building, Building 120, McCoy Circuit, ANU

The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, in collaboration with the ANU Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, is pleased to present this symposium exploring comparative, historical, and cultural dimensions of laws, rules and norms. Scholars from across the disciplines will be exploring alternative traditions of hermeneutics, with papers drawing on Islamic, indigenous, gender theory, and critical legal perspectives, as well as Australia’s own common law tradition. This symposium will suggest new ways of seeing the relationship between interpretation, law, and justice: other spaces and cultural practices, other ways of reading and non-reading, other crystallisations of rules, order and discipline.

After the Rule is interested in traditions that break our comfortable understanding of law as a formal set of procedures and institutions standing above the hurly-burly of life. We look to the playing out norms and rules: in liturgy, in courtroom drama, in religious traditions, in the vocation of the lawyer or advocate, in gendered characters, and in visual and other forms of art and narrative. In this context, papers will cover research as diverse as classical modes of Sharia interpretation, sorcery in PNG, radical figures in the contemporary graphic novel, comparative constitutionality, and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The symposium should be of particular interest to students and scholars of law, socio-legal studies, and Islamic studies, as well as the general observer interested in alternative traditions of decision-making and interpretation.

 

This symposium has received financial support from the ANU Gender Institute and the Humanities Research Centre.

Registration is now open.

Fees to attend are:

Full fee:$80

Student / concession card holder: $40

Dinner: $55
 

 

AFTER THE RULE – PROGRAM

The symposium should be of particular interest to students and scholars of Islamic studies, as well as the general observer interested in alternative traditions of decision-making and interpretation.

Presentations include:

Ahmad Ahmad, with a keynote presentation on the proliferation of the Sharia.
Valentino Cattelan, a scholar of Islamic law and finance, on the legal novelty of globalised Sharia and halal compliance regimes.
Omar Farahat, on collective models of deliberation in the Classical Sharia, required for finding norms in sources understood as fragmented and partial.
Mahmoud Pargoo, on the unintended consequences of the institutionalisation of Sharia in contemporary Iran.

Day 1 Friday 21 September 2018
8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:10 – 10:40 Panel 1 – Across Time
Omar Farahat (McGill)
Valentino Cattelan (The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities)
Desmond Manderson (Australian National University)

10:40 Morning tea

11:00 – 12:30 Keynote - Ahmad Atif Ahmad (University of California – Santa Barbara)

12:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Panel 2 – Across Religions
Tom White (University of Otago)
Julian Murphy (Columbia University)
Mahmoud Pargoo (Australian Catholic University)
Joshua Neoh (Australian National University)

3:30 Afternoon tea

3:45 – 5:45 Panel 3 – Across Genres
Honni van Rijswijk (University of Technology Sydney)
Miranda Forsyth (Australian National University)
Jessie Allen (University of Pittsburgh)
Dorota Gozdecka (Australian National University)

7:00 Symposium dinner at Bicicletta, New Acton

Day 2 - Saturday 22 September 2018
8:30 Light breakfast (provided) and coffee

9:00-10:30 Panel 4 – Across the Colonial Frontier
Luis Gomez Romero (University of Wollongong)
Shaun McVeigh (University of Melbourne)
Miranda Johnson (University of Sydney)

10:30 Morning tea

11:00-12:30 Plenary and closing with Julen Etxabe (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)
 

 

 



 

 

For further information, to submit an abstract, or to express your interest, contact the Convenor, Samuel Blanch or the Director of the Centre for Law, Arts and Humanities, Desmond Manderson

Phone: 612 54928

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