Northwestern University

Wed 4:00 PM

ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series. Rethinking Timbuktu: Revisionist Approaches - Ousmane Kane and Charles Stewart

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: 620 Library Place, Room 106, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Shereikis   847.491.2598

Group: Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Category: Academic


Join us for a dialog between Ousmane Oumar Kane (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School) on his recent book Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa (Harvard University Press, 2016) and Charles Stewart (professor emeritus of history, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) on his reference work Arabic Literature of Africa volume V: The Writings of Mauritania and the Western Sahara (Brill Academic Publishers, 2016).

Discussant: Robert Launay, professor of anthropology, Northwestern University

The ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series brings leading scholars of Islam in Africa to Northwestern for discussion of their recent books.  Each symposium features two authors and a discussant. 



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