Le Contact entre Colonisateurs Européens et Colonisés Musulmans en Afrique de l'Ouest
June 25-26, 2019 at the University of Nantes
This workshop was part of a broader, multi-year collaboration between ISITA, the University of California-Berkeley (led by Bruce Hall), and the University of Nantes (led by Bernard Salvaing) that aims to make the contents of Arabic and Ajami manuscripts from Africa more accessible.
The partners organized a series of three workshops bringing together scholars who can translate and edit textual material from the African continent written in Arabic and Ajami with the goal of publishing anthologies.
The first workshop took place at the University of Nantes from June 25-26, 2019 on the theme of “Le contact entre colonisateurs européens et colonisés musulmans” (Contact between European colonizers and Muslim colonized). The theme is conceived in a broad sense to include texts produced before the onset of European territorial occupation of the continent.