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The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa Conference
Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00 am to 10: 30 am EDT
Opening Lecture
Fallou Ngom

10:30 am to 1:00 pm EDT
Panel 1: History and Diffusion
Chair: Toyin Falola
“Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, 800-1900” by Bernard Salvaing
“Religious Leadership and Mobility: Revisiting the Legacy of Al-Ḥājj Salim
Suwari” by Alfa Mamadou Diallo
“Islamic Intellectual Traditions of Sudanic Africa, with Analysis of a Fifteenth Century Timbuktu Manuscript” by Zachary V. Wright
“Between Jihād and History: Re-conceptualizing the Islamic Revolutions of West Africa” by Amir Syed
“Geography, Islam, and Africa” by Karen S. Barton
“Islam in West Africa: Diffusion and Growth” by Bala Saho

Saturday, May 15, 2021

8:30 am to 11: 00 am EDT
Panel 2: Institutions, Practices, and Creativity
Chair: Muhammed Haron
“Sharīʿa Law in Muslim Africa” by Erin E. Stiles
“Female Muslim Scholars in Africa” by Britta Frede
“Islam and Politics in West Africa: Intricacies of the Relationship as seen through Mali and Senegal” by Claire S. Lim
“Islam and West African Religions” by Christopher Wise
- “Islamic Calligraphy, Abstraction and Magic Talismans in Northern Nigeria” by Abdalla Uba Adamu
“Islam in Europhone African Literature,” by Cherif Correa

11:00 am 12:00 pm EDT
Break

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm EDT:
Panel 3: Islam, Modernity, and the Contemporary World
Chair: Mustapha Kurfi
“Islam and Music in Africa,” by Brendan Kibbee
“African Islamic Influences in Selected African American Literary Writings,” Babacar M’Baye
“Islam and Activism: The Marabout and the Trade Union,” by Omar Gueye
“Exploring and Preserving the Islamic Manuscript Heritage of Sub-Saharan Africa” by Sara Fani
“Researching Digital Media and Islam in Africa: Recommending a Framework” by Ibrahim N. Abusharif

1:30-2:00 pm EDT:
Concluding Remarks
Mbaye Lo
May 14, 2021 10:00 AM
May 15, 2021 08:30 AM
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