Understanding Sharia - Perfect Past / Imperfect Present
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2018
PI/s in Exeter: Professor Robert Gleave
Funding awarded: £313144
Sponsor(s): Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)
About the research
Understanding Shari’a: Past Present Imperfect Present; this two-year project (2016-2018) is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area consortium as part of the “Uses of the Past” programme. It is a collaboration between the universities of Exeter, Gottingen, Bergen and Leiden, with a team of lead researchers and postdoctoral fellows in each centre. The project examines the ways in which the notion of a “perfect past” informs programmes of reform of the “imperfect present” in Islamic legal thinking. The postdoctoral research fellow on this project is Dr Sejad Meki.