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Saharan Futures: Migrations, Identities, and Economies

April 11-12, 2019 at Northwestern University

ISITA partnered with Northwestern's programs of African Studies and Middle East and North African Studies to organize the Saharan Futures conference from April 11-12, 2019. Bridging the disconnect between North African and sub-Saharan specialists, the event brought together experts on the movement of people, ideas, and resources within and across borders. Historian Ann McDougall (University of Alberta) delivered the keynote and the conference concluded with a policy discussion at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Watch the video on the Council's website.

The conference complemented the concurrent Block Museum exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa.