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Malick Sidibé.                                                                                  Hassan Hajjaj                                                                                      Seydou Keita    
Untitled                                                                                            “M”                                                                                                       Untitled
April 2009                                                                                        February 2014.                                                                                   1957/1960
NY Times                                                                                         Grahne Gallery, NY.                                                                             Bamako, Mali

The Islam, the Humanities and the Human working group employs the diversity of Islam and Muslim societies to transform the humanities. In the 2021-2022 year, we will hold a faculty seminar and campus events around the theme of Islamic Matters in Africa and the Colonial Atlantic, focusing on material objects, from manuscripts and devotional objects to photography and fine art. We invite new reflection on what diverse human experiences and how Islam, as a global phenomenon, teach us about what it means to be human. 

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Events

Islamic Matters in Africa and the Colonial Atlantic

October 1 @ 11:30 am
Alex Seggerman, Wendell Marsh (Rutgers-Newark) Prita Meier (NYU) R.A. Judy (University of Pittsburgh) Register in advance for this webinar: https://rutgers.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qJJlN58SQPauANlmrvoWZg  

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Far from Mecca: African Muslim Literacy and Enslavement in the Colonial Caribbean

October 25 @ 11:30 am
Aliyah Khan, University of Michigan Register in advance for this webinar: https://rutgers.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3gJy4TK_QMGdr1TSdkUwlg  

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