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The 190th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "Islamic Law and the Liberation of Women Slaves in Iran"

Date and time: pm 5:00-pm 6:00, June 6th (Thu), 2019

Venue: Lobby, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Lecturer: Prof. Behnaz Mirzai (Brock University)

Title: Islamic Law and the Liberation of Women Slaves in Iran

Abstract:
This lecture represents the voices of female enslaved people in 19th and 20th centuries Iran who fought to escape enslavement, the difficult situations they encountered and various methods they employed to gain freedom as well as the legal implications.

Organizers:Grants-in-aid for Research/Basic Research A: Towards the construction of ‘Islam & Gender Studies’: Building foundations for comprehensive discussion on gender justice and Islam (Project Leader, Eiji Nagasawa, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA) , Network for Education and Study on Asia (ASNET), The University of Tokyo

Contact: asnet[at]asnet.u-tokyo.ac.jp