2023

Launch of the “Islam West Africa Collection”

On 9 November 2023, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) officially launched the Islam West Africa Collection in Berlin. This project, which I’m directing, is a collaborative, open-access digital database that currently contains over 6,000 archival documents, newspaper articles, Islamic publications of various kinds, audio and video recordings, photographs, and references on Islam and Muslims in […]

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Conference “University Campuses in Africa and Beyond: Training Grounds, Moral Spaces and Political Arenas”

Thanks to a generous grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, our Remoboko research group organised its final conference entitled “University Campuses in Africa and Beyond: Training Grounds, Moral Spaces and Political Arenas” at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin on 6-8 September. This conference sought to examine how university campuses in Africa and beyond: The

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Interfaith coexistence on the campuses of the University of Lomé (Togo) and the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) since the 1970s

On 5-6 June 2023, I participated in the workshop “Religion for Peace? Identifying Conditions and Mechanisms of Interfaith Peace” in Berlin, organised by the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). I gave a presentation entitled “Interfaith coexistence on the campuses of the University of Lomé (Togo) and the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) since

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Book Launch “Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences” at the ECAS 2023

Abdoulaye Sounaye and I officially launched our edited volume Religiosity on University Campuses in Africa: Trends and Experiences at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) in Cologne on 2 June 2023. The book is the result of a series of conversations that began at the ECAS in Edinburgh in 2019, with the panel “Religiosity

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Les humanités numériques dans les projets de recherche

In January, I attended the EnExDi Winter School “Les humanités numériques dans les projets de recherche” at the Université de Poitiers (France). Over the course of five days, we learned the basics of digital humanities, both in terms of best practice and methodological considerations. We worked with a range of approaches and techniques, including text

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