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The 10th Annual Conference of the Igbo Studies Association

Theme: “Uwa Ndi-Igbo: The Place of the Igbo in a Globalized World.”

Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA

April 12 – 14, 2012


The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) extends a special invitation to scholars and professionals working on all aspects of studies on the Igbo of southern Nigeria for its next annual conference to be held from April 12 – 14, 2012, at Howard University, USA. In light of profound changes in recent decades and the serious challenges facing the Igbo & Igbo diasporic communities at the intersections of globalization, population movements, gender, science, technology, and socio-economic development, the 10th Annual Meeting will examine the general theme – Uwa Ndi Igbo – (the Igbo World) and its variations. We welcome both local and international specialists/intellectuals at all stages in their careers to facilitate discussion and dialogue across disciplines and between scholars and professionals.

For the panels and individual paper proposals, Uwa Ndi Igbo shall be conceptualized in the broadest possible ways so as to include history, culture, development, women, men, migration, childhood, and Igbo diasporaic communities in historic and contemporary contexts. We assume that the Igbo world is intertwined with major global developments in interesting ways and participants will query these connections, to ask how the Igbo have influenced and have been influenced by a changing global world.

Panels will engage with a variety of topics on

history, politics, economics
diasporic Igbo communities
Language, Law, Scientific expressions
environment, philosophy, development and human rights
education, sports, development intervention
dislocation, resilience and new social formations
literature, film, and the visual arts

Please include the following in your proposal: your name, current position and institutional affiliation, paper title, abstract (150 words maximum), your mailing address, email, phone and fax number. You will be notified of acceptance and other program details by email. Selected papers will be considered for publication and inclusion in a post-conference edited book. We prefer presentations in English. However, those who would like to present in the Igbo language should make translations of their papers available in English. Participants are responsible for the conference fee and their travel and lodging costs.

The deadline for submitting paper, as well as panel, proposals is November 30, 2011. For information on the Igbo Studies Association, including membership, please go to http://igbostudiesassociation.org

Please email your proposal to:

Chima J Korieh, PhD, Conference Chair

Department of History; Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 TEL: (414) 288-3563 | (414) 288-5099 (FAX)

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