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

Eric Calderwood
Samuel Anderson

Anderson on Calderwood, 'Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture'

Eric Calderwood. Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018. 408 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98032-7.

Reviewed by Samuel Anderson (University of California, Los Angeles) Published on H-IslamInAfrica (May, 2019) Commissioned by Saarah Jappie (University of the Witwatersrand)

LUCIS Summerschool on Philology and Manuscripts in the Muslim World, 20-30 August 2019. Deadline application: 20 June.

The Leiden University Center for the Study of Islam and Society will offer its 3rd summerschool on philology and manuscripts from the Muslim world, with lectures by experts, hands-on classes and practice with items from its famous collection of oriental manuscripts. The course is meant for graduate students (MA and PhD) and researchers who read Arabic.