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Keynote Address: "The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa" Prof. Rudolph (Butch) Ware

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Prof. Rudolph Ware, University of Michigan
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Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa Workshop

A talk byDr Rudolph WareProfessor of History at the University of Michigan This lecture and reception are the opening events for a closed workshop on Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa. It brings together twenty US-based scholars and Africa-based scholars and administrators from Islamic universities and colleges in Africa to discuss the history and future of Islamic universities and education in Africa and their contributions to educational reform and development in Africa.This event was organized by Professors Mbaye Lo and Bruce Hall as part the Duke Islamic Studies Center's Transcultural Islam Project. In addition to our Duke cosponsors, DISC would like to acknowledge and thank the Carnegie Corporation, which provides funding for our Transcultural Islamic Project, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought for their generous support of this workshop.There will be a reception in 130 Franklin Center immediately following the lecture.

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