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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.

Spring Quarter Speaker Series Resumes

Join us in person or online for talks in spring quarter, 2023.  Featured speakers include Mark Fathi Massoud (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Khalid Moustafa Medani (McGill University).
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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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ISITA Welcomes 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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