Selected Speakers

 
 

Panel 1: Historical Traditions of Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa - Session One

 
Bahija al-Chadili

Bahija al-Chadili

Professor of African History, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, University of Hassan II – Casablanca, Morocco
Darya Ogorodnikova

Darya Ogorodnikova

Researcher, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), University of Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany
Abubakar Sadiq Abdulkadir

Abubakar Sadiq Abdulkadir

Doctoral candidate, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta – Edmonton, Canada

 

Panel 1: Historical Traditions of Arabic-Script Manuscripts in Africa - Session Two

 
Carl Davila

Carl Davila

Associate Professor, Department of History, The College at Brockport, State University of New York – New York, United States
Mark Muehlhaeusler

Mark Muehlhaeusler

Director of the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures (CEMEAC), American University in Cairo – Cairo, Egypt
Wadia Agounine

Wadia Agounine

Researcher, Learning and Development Centre for Studies, Research and Revival of Sahara Heritage, Muhammadiyah Association of Scholars – Rabat, Morocco

 

Panel 2: Manuscript Libraries and Manuscript Heritage Centres in Africa

 
Jonathan Eugene Brockopp

Jonathan Eugene Brockopp

Professor, Department of History and Religion Studies, Pennsylvania State University – Pennsylvania, United States
Djim Othman Drame

Djim Othman Drame

Researcher and Head of the Manuscripts and Research Department, Fundamental Institute of Black Africa, Cheikh Anta Diop University – Dakar, Senegal
 

Panel 3: African Arabic-Script Languages

 
Dmitry Bondarev

Dmitry Bondarev

Head of West Africa projects, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany
Samba Camara

Samba Camara

Assistant professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Mohamed Mwamzandi

Mohamed Mwamzandi

Assistant professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Amidu Olalekan Sanni

Amidu Olalekan Sanni

Professor of African and Middle Eastern Studies, Fountain University – Osogbo, Nigeria

 

Panel 4: Cataloguing, Editing, Research and Publishing

 
Ahmed Saidy

Ahmed Saidy

Co-Professor, Faculty of Theology, Ibn Zohr University – Agadir, Morocco
Olga Verlato

Olga Verlato

Doctoral Candidate, New York University – New York, United States
Ali Diakite

Ali Diakite

Cataloger of West African Manuscripts, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library – Minnesota, United States
Paul Naylor

Paul Naylor

Cataloger of West African Manuscripts, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library – Minnesota, United States
David Calabro

David Calabro

Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library – Minnesota, United States

 

Panel 5: Preservation, Conservation and Digitization

 
Mary Minicka

Mary Minicka

Head of Preservation Section (Conservator), Western Cape Archives and Records Service, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government – Cape Town, South Africa
Afis Ayinde Oladosu

Afis Ayinde Oladosu

Professor, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan – Ibadan, Nigeria
Ahmadu Girei Hamman

Ahmadu Girei Hamman

Academic Research Fellow, University of Maiduguri – Maiduguri, Nigeria