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ISITA Conference: Global Islam in Africa: African Muslims and the World, Muslim Worlds in Africa

When: Monday, April 23, 2018
All day  

Where: Norris University Center, Wildcat Room 101, 1999 Campus Drive, 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


GLOBAL ISLAM IN AFRICA: AFRICAN MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD, MUSLIM WORLDS IN AFRICA is a one-and-a-half day conference sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa.

View the full conference program at the ISITA website

9:00-9:30 Welcome and opening remarks from conference organizers
Zekeria Ahmed Salem, ISITA Director and political science, Northwestern University Brannon Ingram, religious studies, Northwestern University

9:30-11:00 Panel 1: Networks of Islamic Education
Chair: Brannon Ingram, religious studies, Northwestern University
-Franco-Muslim Education and Northwest African Islam in the Early 20th Century, Samuel Anderson, University of California at Los Angeles
-Islamic Law at the Margins? Locating Legal Literature in Post-Colonial Sudan, Matthew Steele, Harvard University
-The Contribution of Islamic NGOs to Higher Education in Ghana: The Case of Kulliyat al-Quran and Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Mohammed Hafiz, University of Ghana

11:00-11:30 Coffee and tea break

11:30-1:00 Panel 2: Global Connections
Chair: Sean Hanretta, history, Northwestern University
-Senegalese Migrants’ Children, Homeland “Returns,” and Islamic Education in a Transnational Setting, Hannah Hoechner, University of Antwerp
-“Yalla na Yalla nangu ziyaar”: Pilgrimage, Piety, and the Production of Elders, Emma McGlennen, The Johns Hopkins University
-Religion and Cultural Relevance: A Case of the Nigerian Islamic Association in Chicago, Misbahudeen Ahmed-Rufai, Malcolm X College

1:00-2:00 Catered lunch at Norris Center

3:30-5:00 Keynote Address by Emir Sanusi II of Kano (Harris Hall Room 107). See separate Plan-it-Purple entry.


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