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

TODAY, 7:30pm: Islam in Africa Studies Group Meeting at the ASA, Boston

A reminder to any subscribers who are also members of the Islam In Africa Studies Group and attending the ASA annual meeting in Boston:  We will be meeting TODAY, Friday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Clarendon room of the Copley Marriot. Membership dues can be paid online here.

Look forward to seeing you this evening.


-Nate Mathews

Call for Papers: Dakar (Senegal) Trans-Regional Studies Symposium, March 18-21, 2020

The below Call for Papers may be of particular interest to those who study Islam in Africa in trans-regional contexts. Please forward on to anyone you think might be interested.


Call for Papers: Dakar (Senegal) Trans-Regional Studies Symposium, March 18-21, 2020

Call for Applications: The African Humanities Program is calling for new Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

We are pleased to announce that the ACLS African Humanities Program is now accepting applications for 2019-20 postdoctoral fellowships. The deadline to apply for an AHP Postdoctoral Fellowship is November 20, 2019, 9pm GMT.