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

Correction to IASG Panel Agenda


The previous email included a panel, III-B-1, that had to be cancelled due to travel difficulties for several of the presenters. However, one of the participants, Jessica Ott, will be giving her paper on another panel at the same day and time (see below in bold). Please come out and listen to what should be a very interesting set of papers

Islam in Africa Studies Group at ASA 2018: Business Meeting + Sponsored Panels

Dear list members,

This email is to inform you that our organizational meeting will take place in Atlanta, GA at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association this coming weekend. 

The meeting is scheduled for Friday November 30, 7:30-8:30pm in Room M304. We look forward to seeing all of you who can attend.

To renew your membership in IASG before the meeting, please register here. Membership is free for scholars and students based in Africa.