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Circulations of Law: Trace, Translation, Trajectory

All University, Public, Alumni
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School of Social Sciences

Circulations of Law explores the material and textual life of law across a shifting global landscape – and in doing so, explores methods for the study of law in motion. Abu Bakar of Johore (1833–1896) – responsible for Southeast Asia's first constitution in which Islam was proclaimed the religion of the state – provides its archival spine: his travels and encounters encapsulated a world of sovereigns in the shadow of empire, from Java to Japan, Delhi to Constantinople, Cairo to London.

Speaker details: Iza Hussin is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a Mohamed Noah Fellow at Pembroke College in Cambridge. Iza Hussin is the author of The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State, and is an editor of Asian Connections. She's on the Editorial Boards for the Social Science Research Council's 'The Immanent Frame' and for SAOS 'Indonesia and the Malay World'. She is also a Research Fellow at the Joint Centre for History and Economics.



Ben Schonthal


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