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    Professor Ernest Nneji Emenyonu, arguably the most prominent Igbo scholar today and a notable Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, and Flora Nwapa scholar, partly due to his rich and voluminous critical works on these luminary Igbo sons and daughters, his world-renown in creatively (re)telling the Igbo story, and partly due to his reputation as a gynandrist, is a life member of the Flora Nwapa Society, a member of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association (USA),

    THE 15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IGBO STUDIES ASSOCIATION

    Theme: NtoAla Igbo: Retelling Our Story, Rekindling Our Values

    Greatwood Hotels, Plot 12, G Port Harcourt-Owerri Road, Fed. Secretariat Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

    June 8-10, 2017

    The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) specially invites scholars, professionals, organizations, and students working on all aspects of studies on the Igbo at home and its diaspora to attend its 15th annual international conference to be held on June 8-10, 2017 at Greatwood Hotels, Owerri, Nigeria. To deliberate on the conference’s timely theme, NtoAla Igbo: Retelling Our Story, Rekindling Our Values, we welcome presenters in the...

    As we gather for yet another annual meeting of our dear association and my second annual report as your president, I would want to begin by saying that I have stood on the shoulders of our founding fathers and mother not to make history, which I and many others helped shape over the last 15 years, but to say that collectively we are “moving higher, looking farther, and leading the way forward”

    As many of you are aware, we have continued to grow in numbers over the last two years. I am particularly proud of our outreach in Nigeria. My appointment as professor at the University of Nigeria Nsukka in the last one year and half was an opportunity to reach out to the scholarly community especially at Nsukka, Imo State University, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education among others. We can continue to build on these connections to strengthen our numbers and also to bring younger scholars into the fold. Today, our active membership is about 300.

    The 14th International Conference of the Igbo Studies Association was held at Dominican University River Forest, Illinois, USA on the theme: Ndi Igbo in the Global Context on May 12-14, 2016. The participants included scholars from over 74 tertiary institutions, leaders of community organizations, independent scholars, clergy/religious, and professionals from the United States, Canada, and Nigeria.

    The three-day conference addressed different aspects of the Igbo experience within the context of the conference theme. It also witnessed over 100 paper presentations, four round tables/plenary sessions, a town hall meeting, and a keynote address entitled “The Future of Ndi Igbo: Osondu Agwu Ike” delivered by Professor Thomas Onuoha Chukwujike Ndubizu, Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Vice-Chancellor, Imo State University, Owerri.

    2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE PANELS

    Reserve Your Seat Now!


     

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 10:00
    This includes the official opening ceremony, a plenary discussion, and the keynote address.

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    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on home, family and naming trends in Igbo culture.

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    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This session focuses on medicine, nursing, and health care.

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    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on human rights and women's rights.

    17
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    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on religions, beliefs, and numerology.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on folklore, history, and literature.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on investment.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on migration, emigration, marginalization, and restructuring.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on women, war and conflict resolution.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This session focuses on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
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    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel will focus on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on climate change and environmental degradation.

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    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

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    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on insecurity, crime and punishment.

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    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
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    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on morality in Igboland.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo masquerades.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on leadership, militarism, politics, and governance.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on social justice, militarism, and criminal justice.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on corruption and fraudulent practices.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, translation and teaching.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on symbolism.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on entrepreneurship, and wealth creation and repatriation.

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    Date: 19 June 2021, 18:00
    Closing ceremony.

    MEMBERSHIP DUES

    Your ISA membership must be renewed annually in order to remain active.

    • Regular Member (Renewal) - $50
    • Student Member (Renewal) - $30
    • Regular Member (New) - $75
    • Student Member (New) - $55
    • Life Member - $1000

    CONFERENCE FEES

    • Regular Member - $100
    • Regular Africa – $70
    • Student Member - $50
    • Life Member - $100
    • Non-Member - $120

    CONTACT ISA

    The Director,
    Igbo Studies Association Secretariat & Center for Igbo Studies
    Fine Arts Building, Room # 321
    Dominican University
    7900 W. Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305 USA
    Telephone: (708) 488-5302

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