The Scholars and Scholarship Project
During the production of EWIC, the editors became interested in assessing doctoral research on women and Islamic cultures within the last quarter of the century. In particular, the editors wished to know the extent of the impact of women and gender studies on the field of Middle East studies and the ongoing marginalization of feminist scholars and the study of women. To this end, Dr. Suad Joseph recruited a group of undergraduate interns to work with her on what would become the "Scholars and Scholarship Project."
The focus of the project was to compose as complete a list as possible with author, title, university, topic, date of completion, and abstract of each thesis. From this, the group would try to identify the kind of research carried out and changes over time, the universities where research was being most supported, the disciplines, and the gender of the researcher. Ideally, the project would track these scholars throughout their careers and see who entered academic positions, who obtained tenure and promotion through the professorial ranks, and whether their research topic/university/gender appeared to make a difference in temrs of their securing a position and career mobility.
The undergraduate intern group, working closely with Dr. Suad Joseph, compiled a list of doctoral theses produced on women and Islamic cultures between 1970 and 2002. The list is available here on the website and was originally published in Volume III of the encyclopedia.
Please find the link to the PDF file of the Scholars and Scholarship Project below. Although the PDF can be accessed through your browser, you can also save a personal copy by right-clicking on the link and saving it to your harddrive (click "Save Target As").
Women and Islamic Cultures: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in European Languages since 1993
Volume 1 of the print edition of EWIC contained an extensive bibliography of scholarship on women and Islamic cultures. The bibliography was compiled by G. J. Rober, C. H. Bleaney, and V. Shepherd. It does not attempt to be a comprehensive source for all publications in the field, but rather supplements existing bibliographies by providing coverage of 1. English-language material since 1996 and 2. other European-language material since 1993.
A link to the PDF file of the bibliography can be found below. Although the PDF can be accessed through your browser, you can also save a personal copy by right-clicking on the link and saving it to your harddrive (click "Save Target As").