CFP: "Sacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa: A symposium dedicated to the memory of Professor John O. Hunwick."

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A reminder that December 14, 2015 is the deadline to submit an abstract for "Sacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa: A symposium dedicated to the memory of Professor John O. Hunwick." See the message below and Call for Papers (also attached) for more information.

[Message originally sent 11/13/15]

Dear friends of ISITA and Professor John O. Hunwick,

We are pleased to announce a symposium at Northwestern University on April 21-22, 2016 dedicated to the memory of Professor John O. Hunwick. Titled "Sacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa," this meeting is organized by ISITA, the Program of African Studies, and the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

See the Call for Papers for more information. The deadline for submission of paper proposals is December 14, 2015.

In addition to two days of panels, a special evening reception will be held Thursday, April 21 in honor of Professor Hunwick. This will involve members of his family, his students, colleagues, and additional community friends and associates in a time for remembering his many contributions. We look forward to seeing many of you there and will share more details about the event as they become available. In the meantime, you may contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Shereikis
Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
Program of African Studies
Northwestern University
620 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60208 
847-491-2598