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Detail, Mīzān (The Balance), folio from the Kitāb al-Mawālid (Book of Horoscopes) of Abū Maʿshar, Cairo, 15th c. (Arabe 2583, f. 19v; courtesy Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Happy New Year from Mizan!

It has been three months since our launch in October 2015. In that time we’ve published original features on the Kahina as a symbol of Berber nationalism and the Farkhunda Malikzada case in Afghanistan; hosted the two-part forum ‘Conflict and Convergence in Late Antiquity’; co-sponsored the conference Islamic Stories of the Prophets: Semantics, Discourse, and Genre in Naples, Italy; and presented video clips from last April’s panel at Boston University, ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Islamic State.’

Exciting developments are in store here for 2016. Soon we will open registration for users of the site to join our online community. This will allow users to comment on features, annotate articles published in our online journal, and network with other scholars working or interested in Islamic Studies and ancillary fields. Our second channel of material, Mizan Pop, will begin publishing in February, and April will see the debut of the peer-reviewed, open access Mizan: Journal of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Islamic Societies and Civilizations.

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Thank you to everyone who has written features for us, participated in our events, contributed to our forum, and offered us support and suggestions! If you have questions or comments, please contact the Interlocutor here. Best wishes for an auspicious, successful 2016!

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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from Mizan!

It has been three months since our launch in October 2015. In that time we’ve published original features on the Kahina as a symbol of Berber nationalism and the Farkhunda Malikzada case in Afghanistan; hosted the two-part forum ‘Conflict and Convergence in Late Antiquity’; co-sponsored the conference Islamic Stories of the Prophets: Semantics, Discourse, and Genre in Naples, Italy; and presented video clips from last April’s panel at Boston University, ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Islamic State.’

Exciting developments are in store here for 2016. Soon we will open registration for users of the site to join our online community. This will allow users to comment on features, annotate articles published in our online journal, and network with other scholars working or interested in Islamic Studies and ancillary fields. Our second channel of material, Mizan Pop, will begin publishing in February, and April will see the debut of the peer-reviewed, open access Mizan: Journal of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Islamic Societies and Civilizations.

To receive notices about updates and new features and see highlights from our events, follow us on Twitter, check out our Instagram feed, and like us on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who has written features for us, participated in our events, contributed to our forum, and offered us support and suggestions! If you have questions or comments, please contact the Interlocutor here. Best wishes for an auspicious, successful 2016!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!