This two-day online course introduces participants to Muslim architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following an introduction on Islamic architecture and mosques, the first session will explore mosques in West Africa, from the Sahara to the tropical forests. The second session will look at the mosques in East Africa, from the Nile valleys to the Swahili coast. This day will be based on Professor Stephane Pradines' extensive knowledge and fieldwork in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Swahili coast.
H-IslamInAfrica promotes scholarly research, both within and outside Africa, in all areas and disciplines of the social sciences and humanities relevant to Islam in Africa. We want to encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and meaningful dialogue among persons engaged in research on Islam in Africa. Toward those ends, the network aims to:
- Encourage the publication and dissemination of scholarly and artistic works as well as primary sources on Islamic studies and related topics.
- Organize panels, symposia, and conferences on Islam in Africa at meetings of regional, national and international organizations.
- And provide the general public with information on issues of historical, cultural, and contemporary interest in Islam in Africa.
I am happy to invite you all to the Islam in Africa Studies Group’s annual business meeting on Monday November 30 – at 12:00 – 2:00pm EST. Please find the agenda attached.
The meeting will be virtual this year, and here are the zoom link/info:
Dear H-Net Community,
Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University
Fall 2020 Series
Islam in Africa: Material Histories