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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.

Master Calligrapher Visits Campus

In October 2023 ISITA hosts Mohameden Ahmedou, a Mauritanian master calligrapher and historian of the Arabic script.
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Remembering Lansine Kaba (1941-2023)

ISITA celebrates the life and work of historian and Northwestern alumnus Lansine Kaba (PhD 1972) with a symposium on October 25, 2023.
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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 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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