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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

We facilitate scholarship on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa and promote awareness of the role of Islam in African societies.

Meet our Visiting Scholars

ISITA is hosting two visiting scholars in winter and spring who are studying Islamic intellectual history in northern Nigeria.

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Conference Expands Ideas on Islam in Global Africa

ISITA teamed up with Harvard Divinity School to organize an international conference, “Africa, Globalization, and the Muslim Worlds,” in September 2019.

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Events

Apr
15
2020
Africanization: The Bridge to Edward Blyden's Final Intellectual Transformation (Harry Nii Koney Odamtten)

Cancelled

Join the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa and the Program of African Studies as we provide lunch and...

Apr
20
2020
Anthropology Colloquium: Susan F. Hirsch, George Mason University

Cancelled

“Rule of Law vs. Rule of Justice: Comparing Anthropologies of Muslim Law.” This presentation focuses on the challenge of...