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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

We facilitate scholarship on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa and promote awareness of the role of Islam in African societies.

Maktaba: A Digital Collection of African Arabic Manuscripts in Translation

NEH award to ISITA and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign supports development of digital manuscript collection.
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Visiting Calligrapher Instructs and Inspires

In October 2023, ISITA hosted Mohameden Ahmedou, a Mauritanian master calligrapher and historian of the Arabic script.
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ISITA Hosts Visiting Scholar from Japan

Anthropologist Seiji Nakao of Kyoto University to spend a year in residence as an ISITA visiting scholar.
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