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Webinar: Trans Saharan Trade and the Spread of Islam into sub-Saharan Africa

Tue, April 15, 2014 • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM • online

Webinar 1: Trans Saharan Trade and the Spread of Islam into sub-Saharan Africa
presenter: Christopher Rose, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UT-Austin
date: Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 PM

What economic and social forces led man to first cross the Sahara, and what technical innovations did it require? (Hint: it has four legs and a hump). We'll talk about the origins of Trans-Saharan trade, and Islam's impact on the human geography of sub-Saharan Africa.

Registration is free: register online here!

 

more webinars will be scheduled soon!

Bridging the Physical and Human Experiences of Africa is a project to improve the abilities of K-12 educators to provide rigorous levels of instruction about Africa, aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).

When complete in the fall of 2014, it will include free, downloadable curriculum modules, audio podcasts, and archived webinar recordings, in addition to on-site workshops in various locations around Texas.

Sponsored by: Texas State University and UT-Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies


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