Northwestern University

Oct
31
Wed 12:00 PM

Kimberly Wortmann: Endowments, Wills, and Charitable Societies: Old and New Expressions of Ibadhi Mosque Patronage in Zanzibar

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

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

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

Contact: Rebecca Shereikis   847.491.4578

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

Co-Sponsor(s):
Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Endowments, Wills, and Charitable Societies: Old and New Expressions of Ibadhi Mosque Patronage in Zanzibar

A talk by Kimberly Wortmann, Religion, Wake Forest University

Bio: Kimberly Wortmann is Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University. She received her PhD from the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University. Her work focuses primarily on social and intellectual history in eastern Africa and southern Arabia. Her dissertation traces the development of trans-national Ibadi Muslim institutions and activism since the 1964 revolution in Zanzibar, and her research for this project has taken her to Tanzania, Kenya, Oman, and Yemen, among other places.  

Co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies as part of its Lunch and Lecture series.

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