Anne Katrine Bang


Professor, Historie


Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Vitenskapelig foredrag
Faglig foredrag
Vitenskapelig artikkel
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
Vitenskapelig monografi
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel

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2022: “Arabic-language manuscript and print as a source for Indian Ocean Islamic history: The case of East Africa”, History Compass, 20:7, 2022,

2021: “The “travelling scholar” in African Islamic traditions. Local, regional and global worlds”, in: T. Østebø (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Islamic Africa, London: Routledge, 2021. 

2019: “Islamic Incantations in a Colonial Notebook. A case from Interwar Zanzibar”, Cahiers d’Études Africaines, LIX (4), 236, 2019, 1025-1046. 


2019: “Hadramis in Africa.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Oxford University Press. Article published March 2019. doi:


2017: “Islam in the Swahili World”. In: La Violette & S. Wynn-Jones, The Swahili World, London: Routledge, 2017, 557-565. 

 2015: “Localizing Islamic Knowledge: Acquisition and Copying in the Riyadha Mosque Manuscript Collection in Lamu, Kenya”, in: Maja Kominko (ed.), From Dust to Digital. Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, London, 55-88.

2014: Islamic Sufi Networks in the Southwestern Indian Ocean (c. 1880-1940). Ripples of Reform. Monograph, 227 pages, Leiden (Brill).

 2014: “The Ḥaḍramaut in Lamu. The manuscript collection of the Riyadha mosque of Lamu, Kenya”, Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, special issue (ed. A. Regourd), Manuscripts of Yemen, circulation of ideas and models, Vol 5:2-3, 125-153.

2014: “The Norway-East Africa Trading Company in Zanzibar, 1895-1925. Business communication in colonial times”, In: K. A. Kjerland & B. Bertelsen (eds.), Navigating colonial orders. Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania, Berghahn Books.

2013: “Danish and Norwegian travel accounts of Oman, 1765-1995: Changing views across land and sea”. In: M. Hoffmann-Ruf & A.R. al-Salimi (eds.), The Ibadism of Oman. Its overseas Development and its Perception Overseas, Tübingen (Georg Olms Verlag), Germany, 403-410.

2012: “Zanzibari Islamic knowledge transmission revisited: Loss, lament, legacy, transmission – and transformation”, Journal of Social Dynamics, 38:3, 419-434.

2012: “Remembrance of Maalim Muhammad Idris Muhammad Saleh”, Islamic Africa, 3:2.

2012: “Cultural Heritage and Social Context. Research and Management in Post-Colonial Mozambique,” In: T. Halvorsen & P. Vale (eds.), One world, many knowledges. Regional experiences and cross-regional links in higher education, Sanord, 249-264. With Tore Sætersdal.

2011: “Authority and Piety, Writing and Print. A preliminary study of Islamic texts in late 19th and early 20th century Zanzibar”, Africa, 81, 63-81.





2021-2025: MPRinT@EAST_AFRICA. Islamic Manuscript, Print and Practice: Textual Adaptations in coastal East Africa, c. 1880-2020. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Ground-breaking Research.


2021-2025: The Invisible Ceiling. Muslim immigrant entrepeneurs navigate the Norwegian financial environment. Project located at Chr. Michelsen Institute.




Preserving Pious Print. Digitising Early Islamic Print in the Maalim Idris Collection, Zanzibar, Tanzania

The Manuscript Collection of the Riyadha Mosque in Lamu, Kenya 

From transmission of tradition to global learning: African Islamic Education from 1800-2000. 

Linking Global Cities, tracing local practices. Islamic Literature and networks in the South-Western Indian Ocean, 1800-2000. 

In the Wake of Colonialism. Norwegian commercial interests in Colonial Africa and Oceania.