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.

Recent Content

Workshop - Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies

This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present

Papers will elucidate the following sorts of questions:

Request for Proposals to organize the 2020 AIMS Conference

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies is seeking proposals for its 2020 annual conference. The annual AIMS conference is a signature event that brings together delegations of scholars from the US, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and occasionally individual scholars from other countries, as appropriate. The 2020 AIMS conference will be held in Tangier in late summer 2020. AIMS members who are interested in proposing a theme with resonance across North Africa are encouraged to submit a formal proposal no later than January 31, 2020.

Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World invites submissions for the forthcoming volume 38, to be published in 2021

 

Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World invites submissions for the forthcoming volume 38, to be published in 2021.

 

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