Study Abroad


Summer Term 2018 | CRN 33769

Dates: June 16, 2018 to August 11, 2018

Learn about modern Francophone Africa while exploring the diversity of Senegal. 


This summer course is offered in Dakar and introduces participants to the study of belief, knowledge, and society in francophone Africa.

The introduction situates Senegambia in world history and political economy, and particularly its place in the slave trade. Lectures explore the formation and transformation of the religious landscape of Senegambia. How were Islam and Christianity introduced, appropriated, and transformed in Senegambia? How did they interact with African traditional religions? What factors paved the way for their spread in Senegambia? How did they contribute to the education of the elites and production of knowledge?

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O. Kane

Public Lecture at Wake Forest College

March 4, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: ZSR Library Auditorium

Professor Kane’s latest book titled “Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa.”

Timbuktu is famous as a great center of Muslim learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Beyond Timbuktu charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam
to the present day, examining the shifting contexts that have influenced the production and dissemination of Islamic knowledge - and shaped the sometimes...
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