Ifriqiyya is a faculty seminar and study group concerned with the study of Islam in Africa. The word "Ifriqiyya" is a name that Rome gave to its southernmost province (Tunisia), that Ibn Khaldun used to refer to lands to the south, a region that Hegel characterized as Africa proper in contradistinction to European Africa. (North Africa) and Asiatic Africa (Egypt, Nubia and Ethiopia). Ifriqiyya appropriately highlights the instability of the contemporary designation, Africa, and the debates around it.
The group meets once a month during the academic year, and also organizes occasional public lectures.
For more information, contact Professor Mahmood Mamdani.