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Shari'a Workshop with Jun Akiba
Visiting Scholar, Department of History, Harvard University
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities, Chiba University

Ottoman Venality, or Tax Farming of Judicial Offices in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1700-1839

Jun Akiba specializes in Ottoman history during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
with a focus on the judiciary, judicial administration and related educational institutions.
His current projects include a book on Ottoman sharia courts and, with Cemal Kafadar,
a study of Ottoman self-narratives. Forthcoming articles treat girls schools and
female teachers in pre-Tanzimat Istanbul and sharia judges in the nizamiye system.