The 4th Annual Igbo Conference: Igbo Womanhood, Personhood & Womanbeing
Friday, 17 April 2015 at 09:00 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 20:00 (BST)
Russell Square, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The theme of the fourth annual Igbo Conference is ‘Igbo Womanhood, Womanbeing and Personhood ’. This conference seeks to create a platform through which to engage with various conceptions of Igbo womanhood, vis-à-vis the changing position of Igbo women and the changing practices in Igbo culture. It seeks to explore Igbo traditions in relation to the role and status of women and examine the numerous social and political contributions made by Igbo women. The two day conference will comprise of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.
The annual conference’s aim is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the annual Igbo International Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community.
The Conference will feature a screening of Chika Anadu's 'B for Boy', roundtables, workshops a keynote paper and panel presentations. More details will be made available soon.
Our keynote speaker, Nnedi Okorafor, is a novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, the New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”. Nnedi holds a PhD in English and currently is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York.
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Igbo Conference at SOAS, University of London
The annual Igbo conference aims to promote the study of Igbo language and culture within the UK, and seeks to bring academics and members of the Igbo community together for the purpose of knowledge sharing and exchange.
The ultimate goal of the Igbo conference organisers is to eventually establish an Igbo Centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo Studies (through a library, archives and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through artifacts and interactive resources).
Information about the conference can be found at www.igboconference.com and https://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/conferences/igbo-conference/