Sub-Saharan Africa

2019 Apr 23

MAMA KIOTA OF NIGER: LEADERSHIP IS FEMALE, IS AFRICAN, IS MUSLIM WOMAN

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall, Room 117

 

Sponsor: Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies

As part of the Islam in African Brown Bag Lecture Series, Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor of Politics at Tufts University, will present and comment on her film Mama Kiota...

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2019 Mar 28

Program in Islamic Law Lecture: “NUSHUZ, LAWFUL DISCIPLINE AND SPOUSE ABUSE IN THE MALIKI MADHAB: A HISTORY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO MODERN ISLAMIC LAW REFORM”

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 308 (Morgan Courtroom)

MOHAMMAD FADEL, PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Nisa' 4:34 has received a disproportionate share of commentary among reformist Muslim scholars of this generation insofar as...

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2019 Mar 06

Islam in Africa Lecture Series - Spring 2019

Wed - Tue, Mar 6 to Apr 30, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall 117

Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa lecture series is to provide a platform for the discussion of cutting edge research in the field of Islam in Africa and to tap into the best of such new...

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HDS 3357/Islamic Civilization 179: Critical Perspectives on the Dynamics and Development of Islam in Africa

Instructor: Ousmane Kane

An estimated 450 to 500 million Muslims live in Africa—close to a third of the global Muslim population. The overwhelming majority of them lives in the northern half of the continent, above the equator. The spread of Islam increased the contact between the peoples of North Africa, the Sahara, and parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the spread of Islam and the formation and transformation of Muslim societies in Africa.... Read more about HDS 3357/Islamic Civilization 179: Critical Perspectives on the Dynamics and Development of Islam in Africa

Graduate Programs in the Humanities

Here you will find graudate programs in the humanities offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:

Links to Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Committee on the Study of Religion, South Asian Studies, African and African American Studies...