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Friday, March 8, 2024 11am to 11am

Rockefeller Hall, 47 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA
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Spring 2024

Critical Perspectives on the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa

FRIDAYS, 11:00AM-1:00 PM

Rockefeller Hall 117



March 1: Rabiat Akande, Assistant Professor, The University of Toronto, Entangled Domains: Empire, Law, and Religion in Northern Nigeria

March 8: Nicholas Judt, Ph.D Candidate in Religion, Harvard University, As the Gentle Rain From Heaven: The Effective Power of Language in the West African Sufi Poem Xarnu Bi

March 22: Faisal Hamid, Ph.D Candidate in Religion, Oxford University, The Political Economy of Islam in Nigeria

March 29: Amadu Kunateh, Candidate in Religion, Harvard University, 'Evil Innovation': Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse and the Reception of Islamic Theosophy in Modern Sub-Saharan Africa

April 5: Djelimory Diabate, Ph.D candidate in Religion, Harvard University, From Tradition to Transformation: Al-Ḥājj ʿUmar Tāl and the Evolution of West African Islamic Political Philosophy

April 12: Francesco Piraino, Research Associate at the Center for the Study of World Religions - Harvard Divinity School Director of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations and Spiritualities at the Cini Foundation in Venice, Blackness and Universality: Reshaping Race and Otherness through Art and Sufism

Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, the Department of African & African American Studies, and the Harvard Divinity School

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