Centre of African Studies Igbo Conference
Each year, the Centre of African Studies based at SOAS facilitates the Igbo Conference. The aim of the Igbo Conference is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the Igbo Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community.
Previous Events in this series
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 practises in Igbo culture.17 April 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Brunei Lecture Theatre and Suite, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery.31 October 2014, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wangui wa Goro, Oladipo Agboluaje, Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, Mpalive Msiska Nana Ayebia, Kwadwo Osei-Nyame Jnr, Louisa Uchum Egbunike
The organisers of the Igbo Conference in association with CAS will host in the 'Arrow of God' Symposium, which marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s novel, Arrow of God which Achebe described as 'the novel which I am most likely to be caught sitting down to read again.'4 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The theme of the third annual Igbo Conference is ‘Igbo Heritage ’, which focuses on the contributions of Igbo culture and heritage to the political and cultural production in Igboland and abroad. The two day conference will comprise of plenary panels, Igbo cultural performances and workshops.2 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Lecture Theatre and Suite, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM