Symposium on Muslim African Intellectual History

March 27, 2017 -
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Please mark your calendars and join us in hosting a number of African scholars on Monday, March 27th, 2:00-5:00 for a small symposium on Muslim African intellectual history. This event is sponsored by the History Department, Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, The African Initiative, and the Humanities Futures of the FHI.Symposium on Muslim African Intellectual HistoryKEYNOTE:"Beyond Timbuktu: an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa"Ousmane Kane, Harvard UniversityFOLLOWED BY A PANEL AND DISCUSSION:"Fulbe literature in Arabic in 19th-century West Africa,"Mohamed Diagayété, Associate Director, Institut des Hautes Études et de Recherche Islamique - Ahmad Baba, Timbuktu, Mali"L'esclavage à travers les fatawa ouest-africaines," (with translation)Mahamane Mahamoudou, Independent scholar, Timbutku, Mali"Reading the life and politics of a 20th-century Timbuktu religious scholar through his historiography,"Mohamed Shaid Mathee, University of Johannesburg, South Africa"The correspondence of Ahmad al-Bakkay al-Kunti (d.1865)"Ali Diakité, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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