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Events and Programming

Upcoming Events


We host a variety of events throughout the year, including the following:
  • Conferences
  • Lectures 
  • Workshops
See calendar to view upcoming events and the types of events we've hosted in the past.

Fall 2019 Conference

Africa, Globalization, and the Muslim World

September 19-21, 2019 at Harvard Divinity School (Boston)

Co-sponsored with the Alaweed Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School.

More information on the conference.

Weekly Speaker Series

ISITA sponsors multiple talks each quarter as part of the Program of African Studies' “Lunch and Learn” speaker series held on Wednesdays at noon during the academic year.

ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series

ISITA Perspectives brings leading scholars of Islam in Africa to Northwestern at least once each quarter for dialog with each other and the audience about their recently published books. Each symposium features two authors and one or more Northwestern faculty discussants.

Learn about the past and upcoming symposia.

ISITA Early Career Scholars Book Development Workshop

ISITA's Early Career Scholars of Islam in Africa Book Development Workshop supports early-career scholars working in the field of Islam in Africa as they prepare their first book manuscript for submission to a press. The first workshop took place in May 2019. Details about the next workshop cycle and competition are not yet available.

Learn more about the first workshop.