On behalf of the Centre for Contemporary Islam (CCI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, we are pleased to announce the release of our most recent edition of the Annual Review of Islam in Africa (ARIA). The 2014 edition is a special issue on Islam in Nigeria. - See more at: http://www.religion.uct.ac.za/#sthash.Ip4BZApB.dpuf
Funded by the Oppenheimer Africa Project, in cooperation with the Centre for African Studies (UCT), the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project (HUMA, UCT), and the Centre for Contemporary Islam (UCT), This workshop will take place in conjunction with the project ‘Religious Leaders and Knowledge Transmission in Central Africa: Muslim ‘Ulama’ in the history of Chad.’ The goal of the workshop is to bring together and coordinate a group of researchers who have already worked separately on issues related to the history of Islam in Chad.
The focus of this conference will be the Islamic manuscripts produced in sub-Saharan Africa, either in Arabic or in local languages written in the Arabic alphabet (‘ajami).
The aim of the conference is to gather contributions on the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. the materials, the technologies, the practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation and consumption.