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The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series: "Excavating Contentious Muslim-Christian Encounters in Mali"

Benjamin Soares. Director, Center for Global Islamic Studies and Professor, Department of Religion & Center for African Studies, University of Florida
Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00-5:00 PM
411 West Hall Map
"At the dawn of French colonialism, Muslims were a minority among colonial subjects in what is present-day Mali, and Muslim missionaries flourished in the wake of the colonial peace, successfully Islamizing many colonial subjects. Entering this dynamic scene of mass Islamization, the Roman Catholic missionary order, the Missionaires d’Afrique or White Fathers, attempted with little success to bring Catholicism to Muslims and non-Muslims. Drawing on written and archival sources as well as ethnography, the paper focuses on the White Fathers’ mission activities and contentious Muslim-Christian encounters, which have echoes in oral history and the contemporary social imaginary."

The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series presents speakers on current topics in the field of anthropology
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology, African Studies Center