Call for Papers--Islam in Africa: A Global, Cultural and Historical Perspective
The Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York, USA) is hosting a conference on the topic of Islam and Africa, April 19-22, 2001. This interdisciplinary conference will focus on the uniqueness of Islam in Africa emphasizing its global context, from the first arrival of the religion on the continent up through current events in which Islam plays a role. Submissions are invited from a number of perspectives: historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, textual, economic, linguistic, literary, etc. Papers may be presented in English, French or Arabic, however participants must provide an English translation of their abstract, as well as an English translation of the paper, if accepted. Papers may also be included in a published volume on Islam in Africa. Please contact IGCS for information or for referrals to qualified translators. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length. The deadline for submission of abstracts is: November, 15 2000.
For more information contact: Michael Toler or Tracia Leacock:
The Institute of Global Cultural Studies
PO Box 6000 LNG-100
Binghamton, NY 13905
Tel: (607) 777-4494
Fax: (607) 777-2642