The Islamic Africa Seminar (IAS) is excited to be hosting its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday 8 October at 6:00 in Barker Center room 114. In lieu of a paper presentation, we will start with a meet and greet dinner where we will introduce IAS, connect new and old graduate students working on Islam and Africa, and plan sessions for the coming semester.
The peer-led group will meet every two or so weeks and welcomes all members of the Harvard community with an interest in Islam and Africa broadly conceived. Building on the Center for African Studies’ lecture series and conferences on Islam in Africa, IAS seeks to provide a space for workshopping new, critical, and theoretically oriented research where students and faculty meet to receive feedback on ideas and research as they are working them out in real time. Polished, publishable, and otherwise completed research is explicitly not a requirement for participating in the seminar. We encourage presenting any stage of research, from close readings of texts to workshopping dissertation chapters and everything in between.
ORGANIZER: Islamicate Africa Seminar