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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

We facilitate scholarship on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa and promote awareness of the role of Islam in African societies.

New project to focus on Islamic Arts of Africa

Arts of Islam in Africa (AIA)

ISITA is launching a new, multidisciplinary initiative that will examine and increase awareness of Africa’s Islamic arts. 

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In Memoriam: R.S. O'Fahey

R.S. O'Fahey, ISITA's cofounder and professor emeritus of history at the University of Bergen, passed away on April 9. Read tributes from friends and colleagues throughout the world.
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Workshop Supports Early Career Scholars of Islam in Africa

On May 3, ISITA held its first Book Development Workshop for Early Career Scholars of Islam in Africa. The workshop supported three early career scholars as they prepared their book manuscripts for submission to a press.
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