Life history and "mémographie": encountering socio-religious change in Northwest Africa

A project supported by the Alliance Program - Selected Trilateral Initiatives in Emerging Regions (T.I.E.R)   

Investigators : Katherine Pratt Ewing (Columbia University), Mame-Penda Ba (University of Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis, Senegal), Luis Martinez (CERI)

This project brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, researchers, and graduate students to workshop methodologies and theoretical approaches for understanding socio-religious change in Northwest Africa. It involves Columbia University's Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life’s (IRCPL) project, “Life History in Northwest Africa: Everyday Life, Historical Memory, and the Public Square,” and the “Mémographie” project at the Laboratoire d’Analyse des Sociétés et Pouvoirs / Afrique-Diasporas (LASPAD, Saint-Louis, Senegal) and puts both of these projects in conversation with French academics based at CERI.