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Conference: The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa Book Conference
May 14, 2021 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
One event on May 15, 2021 at 8:30 am
This handbook generates new insights that enrich our understanding of the history of Islam in Africa and the diverse experiences and expressions of the faith on the continent. The chapters in the volume cover key themes that reflect the preoccupations and realities of many African Muslims. They provide readers access to a comprehensive treatment of the past and current traditions of Muslims in Africa, offering insights on different forms of Islamization that have taken place in several regions, local responses to Islamization, Islam in colonial and post-colonial Africa, and the varied forms of Jihād movements that have occurred on the continent. The handbook provides updated knowledge on various social, cultural, linguistic, political, artistic, educational, and intellectual aspects of the encounter between Islam and African societies reflected in the lived experiences of African Muslims and the corpus of African Islamic texts.
Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00 am to 10: 30 am EDT – Opening Lecture
10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT – Panel 1: History and Diffusion
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:30 am to 11: 00 am EDT – Panel 2: Institutions, Practices, and Creativity
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm EDT – Panel 3: Islam, Modernity, and the Contemporary World
Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Duke Middle East Studies Center, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke, Boston University, and Palgrave MacMillan.