The conference series is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen the study of Islam in Africa at Harvard. The series organizes an annual international conference and smaller fora each year around specific research themes. In doing so it seeks to promote new and critical voices to the study of Islam in Africa. The series organizes graduate student and new professor colloquia, hosts scholars from outside the United States, and is planning to convene future meetings at universities in Africa.
We encourage those interested in learning more about the series to explore videos from our past conferences above. All information regarding future sessions and calls for papers can also be found in the menus at the top of the page. We thank you for your interest in the conference series and hope it sparks rich discussion over the ways in which Africa has shaped Islam, and vice versa.
Ousmane Kane, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion Harvard Divinity School and Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Matthew Steele, Ph.D. Student, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University