The Materiality of Tradition: Pursuing and Preserving Texts in the Western Sahel


Friday, April 14, 2017, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Harvard University Barker Center, Room 114, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard's Islamic Africa Seminar (IAS) is excited to host Jeremy Dell of the University of Pennsylvania. Dell will discuss his ongoing research on Islamic manuscript cultures in West Africa.  His talk will explore the complicated relationship between colonial and post-independence efforts to preserve the Western Sahel's written heritage and constructions of the region's Islamic history.

All disciplines, backgrounds, and engagements with the field are warmly welcomed. Dinner will be served.

please RSVP to Matthew Steele ( 

ORGANIZER(S): Islam in Africa at Harvard 
CAS Sponsored