Call for papers: IFRA-Nigeria 2012 International Conference, University of Ibadan, July 3-5, 2012
Patrimony, Memory and Identity in West Africa
IFRA is launching a new multi-annual research programme on Patrimony, Memory and Identity in West Africa with a particular -but not exclusive- focus on Nigeria.
An international conference will take place at the University of Ibadan from July 3-5, 2012. This project is intended to link up Nigerian and West African Scholars to the many international research teams that are currently working on the concepts of patrimonialisation and identity.
1. Processes of patrimonialisation in Africa: review of achievements and theoretical implications for the study of contemporary Africa.
2. Contested patrimonies and memories: History, Culture and Politics in post-colonial West Africa
3. Environment as patrimony: from local practice to global concern.
4. Patrimony and Identity in Nigeria.
Besides the above questions, we welcome papers on patrimony and policy making, on the question of the patrimonial status of land and its reform, as well as innovative papers on the emergence of new forms of identity-related forms of patrimonies in West Africa and Nigeria in particular.
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