The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites humanities scholars seeking funds for research and writing to apply for African Humanities Program (AHP) Postdoctoral Fellowships.
AHP Fellowships strengthen the research capacity of early career researchers and faculty in the humanities at African universities. In addition to stipends, AHP Fellows are offered opportunities to network with African scholars on the continent and worldwide both virtually and at in
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.
Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University
Fall 2020 Series
Islam in Africa: Material Histories
Dear colleagues and friends,
Silsila announces below the lineup for the fall lecture series Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the pandemic, this will be an online series in the form of Webinars. Silsila is extremely grateful to their speakers for agreeing to participate in this format.
To accommodate audiences in the US and abroad, for this semester the timing of lectures is chaned to 12.30-2.30 ET (New York time).
Each event will take place
Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Black Monuments Matter aspires to create links to living African heritage by making it visible, assessable and known to as many people as possible. In general, we would like to raise awareness of and respect towards Black cultures and Africa’s past to a larger audience.
Black monuments matter and black cultures matter. Sites and monuments are physical representations of histories, heritage and developments in society
Military architecture through recent archaeological excavations and arms and armour in the Royal Armouries Collections.
The course presents Muslim material cultures in a very specific context: warfare in the Middle East and Egypt during the Medieval and Modern Ages. War played a very important role in Muslim cultures and through the study of military architecture and arms and amour, the course will explore art and architecture in a war context to explain identity and changes in Muslim societies from the Arab conquest to the eve of the colonial period. Most of the arms and armour which will be