Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

2018 Conference: Islam in Global Africa: African Muslims in the World, Muslim Worlds in Africa

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From April 23-24, 2018 ISITA hosted an international conference titled “Islam in Global Africa: African Muslims in the World, Muslim Worlds in Africa.” 

Over a dozen scholars from Africa, Europe, and the US came to Northwestern to explore the multiple dimensions of Islam in global Africa and how being African and Muslim is negotiated at the intersection of local, regional, and global narratives, perceptions, and exchanges. The conference was organized by Zekeria Ahmed Salem (political science and ISITA director) and Brannon Ingram (religious studies).

View or download the conference program.

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, delivered the keynote address for the conference on Monday, April 23.

Learn more about Emir Sanusi's visit in this feature from the Northwestern Office for Research

Emir Sanusi visits Herskovits Library.
Emir Sanusi visits the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. Left to right, Esmeralda Kale, Herskovits Library Curator, Emir Sanusi, Sadiyya Sanusi.  Photo by Jim Ziv.