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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.