Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies


International Summer School in Berlin, 12 - 17 August 2013


Muslim presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has a long and varied history. African Muslims have long taken part in the making of local social relations and habitats, creating institutions, and relating to other religious groups. People, ideas, and materials have traveled within, to, and from Africa, leaving their marks in various forms and contexts. Although African Muslims are active members of the global umma, Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa has often been subjected to the ‘African experience’. The global umma to which Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa relate, together with the local context to which they belong, create a ‘glocalized’ field of religious and socio-cultural practice which will be taken into account in the discussions of this summer school session. Read more...




Organizing Team

Senior scholars

Academic Advisors:

Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Seesemann

Final report International Summer School "(Re-)Configurations of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa:
A Summer School on Islamic Practices, Imaginations, Groups, and Actors in the African Context"

Co-Funded by:

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)

Freie Universität Berlin Center for International Cooperation (CIC)