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Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa   printer-friendly-version
Program: Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access
Award Number: P337A050025
Grant Period: 10/01/2005 - 09/30/2010
World Area: Africa
Funding:
2005:  $168,000
2006:  $168,000
2007:  $168,000
2008:  $168,000
Total:  $672,000
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Mark Kornbluh
Contracts & Grants Administration
301 Administration Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Tel: 5173559300
Fax: 5173558363
Email: kornbluh@msu.edu
 
Abstract:
Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa will make accessible a wide array of currently unavailable materials from and about the countries of Senegal and Ghana, their Muslim communities, and the relations of those communities with the practitioners of other faiths. This project is creating digital copies of unavailable or hard-to-access materials from archives and Africanist researchers in Senegal and Ghana, preserving them in a digital repository, and developing Web-based public and educational resources in thematic galleries. Resources and interactive galleries produced by this project present for students, teachers, and the general public the tolerance and diversity of religious practice in Senegal and Ghana.

Target countries: Ghana, Senegal.

Languages include: French, Arabic, Wolof, Pulaar, Twi, Bamana, Hausa, Serer, Mandinka, and Joola.

Partners: Indiana University (Gracia Clark, John H. Hanson, Maria Grosz-Ngate); James Madison University (David Owusu-Ansah); Harvard University (Emmanuel K. Akyeampong); University of Pennsylvania (Cheikh Babou); Western Washington University (Fallou Ngom); West African Research Association (Jennifer J. Yanco); West African Research Center (Abdoulaye Niang); Boston University (John Hutchison); University of Florida (Leonardo A. Villalon); Lycee Lamine Gueye, Dakar, Senegal (Toba Diagne Haidara); Michigan State University (David W. Robinson); MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online; African Online Digital Library; Charles Becker.


 
Languages: Countries:
Arabic
Bamana
French
Hausa
Jula
Mandinka
Twi
Wolof
Ghana
Senegal
 
Disciplines: Subjects:
Anthropology
Area studies
Foreign languages and literature
History
Liberal arts/general studies
Linguistics
Religion
Religious studies
Women's studies
Area Studies
Foreign Language Programs (Domestic)
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Research
Undergraduate Education
 
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