14 March 2017
SOAS University of London continues its centenary celebrations with a new series of events in Africa.
Ranging from energy in Africa, the Nigeria-Biafra war, a SOAS alumni event in Lagos, and the inaugural SOAS Africa Conference, which will explore future key trends, changes and debates that are likely to shape the African continent over the coming century, the series of events all form part of SOAS’s centenary celebrations
SOAS will hold a special centenary celebration in Lagos, Nigeria on 27 April. The event will celebrate SOAS’s history with Nigeria and the wider region. The event will feature an expert panel, chaired by Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior Lecturer in International Commercial Law at SOAS, who will discuss 'The Girl-Child education in Nigeria: problems and prospects.'
Alumni including Professor Graham Furniss, Former Professor of African Language Literature at SOAS, will also share their memories of the School and Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and SOAS Honorary Fellow will also attend.
Further events in SOAS’s centenary series on Africa includes:
- ‘Constituting the Nation, Beyond the Constitution: A South African Future?’ with Professor Njabulo Ndebele. This event is held in collaboration with The University of Fort Hare in collaboration with Canon Collins – (South Africa, 29 March)
- ‘The Role of African States and Governments in Supporting the Development of Arbitration in Africa’ conference (Cairo, Egypt, 3-5 April)
SOAS will also be hosting the following events in London:
- 2017 Legacies of Biafra Conference This conference seeks to explore the on-going impact of the war locally and globally (21 April)
- SOAS Africa Conference - Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development (20-21 July)
The events are hosted and organised by the Centre for African Studies.
To find out more about SOAS’s Centenary events visit the Centenary webpages.