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The 7th Igbo Conference : Memory, Culture & Community

The Igbo Conference at SOAS, University of London

Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 09:15 to 20:00 (BST)

The 7th Igbo Conference : Memory, Culture & Community

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This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas. During the course of the day, the conference will put on a series of workshops which will provide members of the public the skills to compile and collate content on Igbo culture and heritage through the medium of film, photography, oral history and writing.

The central output of the conference will be the development of an online Igbo digital archive through harnessing the knowledge and cultural resources of the community.

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The last conference was held in 2017 with the guiding theme ‘Legacies of Biafra: Reflections on the Nigeria-Biafra war 50 years on’, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war. The ‘Legacies of Biafra’ conference launched the “Know Your History” initiative which seeks to create physical and digital spaces for learning and knowledge exchange centring on Igbo history, whilst also serving the development and population of the digital Igbo studies archive.

The 7th Igbo conference is a natural progression in the “Know Your History” series as it focuses on the need to preserve records and oral histories in order to expand our understanding of the history, culture and customs of the Igbo. The conference will also stage the official launch and unveiling of the Online Igbo Studies Encyclopaedia and archive, which is a freely accessible web based heritage project of the Igbo Studies Initiative.

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The conference will be attended by archivists, digital, historians, subject experts, local stakeholders from across Nigeria and West Africa, international experts, academics and the general public. The conference will facilitate discussions around the history of Igbo people across the centuries, and the importance of creating a repository and space to document and preserve the history, heritage and culture of Igbo people both in Igboland and in the diaspora.

The speakers for the ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference include:

Ms. Chimamanda Adichie  . Professor Osita Okagbue . Professor Paul Basu . Ms Ego Ahaiwe . Mr Nathan Richards . Ms. Kelly Foster . Mr Brian Ezeike . Ms. Vivian Ogbonna . Mr Emeka Ed Keazor.

Adichie Keynote

New Yam FestivalAward winning Filmmaker Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor will return to the Igbo Conference to screen her latest film:  Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji. This feature length documentary centres on the significance of the New Yam Festival in Igboland. The film screening will be followed by a Q and A session with Ujuaku and a discussion on the way they have approached the documenting of the most famous annual event in Igboland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Schedule

 

9:15     Registration

9:45     Parallel Workshops:

How to record audio interviews with your Smartphone (by Ekene Oboko)

How to shoot professional quality video with your Smartphone (by Ujuaku Akukwe- Nwakalor)

How to take professional photos with your Smartphone (by Sarah Nwafor)

10:15   Parallel Workshops:

How to record audio interviews with your Smartphone (by Ekene Oboko)

How to shoot professional quality video with your Smartphone (by Ujuaku Akukwe- Nwakalor)

How to take professional photos with your Smartphone (by Sarah Nwafor)

10:50   Parallel Workshops:

How to record audio interviews with your Smartphone (by Ekene Oboko)

How to shoot professional quality video with your Smartphone (by Ujuaku Akukwe- Nwakalor)

How to take professional photos with your Smartphone (by Sarah Nwafor)

11:30   Conference Welcome Address

11:40   Launch of the Igbo Studies Archive

12:00   Keynote: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Igbo bu Igbo

13:30   Lunch

14:30   Keynote: Osita Okagbue (Goldsmiths, University of London), ‘Playing With Our Ancestors: Culture and Communal Memory in Igbo Masquerade Theatre’

15:30   Roundtable: Transmitting and Archiving Memories of Igbo Communities, featuring Nathan Richards (Sussex), Kelly Foster, Ego Ahaiwe

16:30   Break

17:00   Featured Speaker: Paul Basu (SOAS) ‘[Re:]Entanglements: Colonial Anthropology and its Archival Legacies in the Present’

17:45   Roundtable: Recording Igbo Histories: Past, Present and Future featuring Emeka Keazor, Vivian Ogbonna, Brian Ezeike

18:45   Film Premiere: Screening of ‘Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji Ndi-Igbo’ followed by a Q&A with the director Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor

19:45   Conference Closing Remarks


 

To find out more about the Igbo conference and past events, please click here to visit www.Igboconference.com 


NB: After 11th April 2018, tickets cannot be refunded

 

Do you have questions about The 7th Igbo Conference : Memory, Culture & Community? Contact The Igbo Conference at SOAS, University of London

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Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh St
WC1H 0XG Russell Square
United Kingdom

Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 09:15 to 20:00 (BST)


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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  also https://www.soas.ac.uk/cas/events/conferences/igbo-conference/

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