Sep 272016
 September 27, 2016

Presented by Muslim Europe: African and Asian Diasporas, Migrations and Continental Histories, and The Program for Archives of Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean, the Symposium on Muslim African Intellectual History will have Prof. Ousmane Oumar Kane give the keynote address, entitled, “Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa.”  He is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair on Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at Harvard University.

The keynote address will be followed by a panel and round-table discussion featuring:

“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

Monday, March 27, 2017
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
101 West Duke Bldg, East Campus

This spring, the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics in collaboration with FHI Humanities Futures and the Department of History, will host three scholars of Islamic and comparative studies. Each will give a public talk and participate in the Muslim Diasporas working group seminar during their visit.