Researching Nigeria Day
18th June 2015
University of Birmingham
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites participants to present and discuss new research on Nigeria at a daylong workshop on 18th June 2015. The conference is open to all with a research interest in Nigeria. All disciplines are welcome, including (but not limited to) political science, anthropology, history, literary studies, music, linguistics, development studies and economics. We particularly encourage participation from early-career researchers and graduate students, as well as those engaged in scholarly research projects outside academic institutions.
The day will be divided into a series of themed panels, comprising short presentations given by participants and a discussion with faculty members and other attendees to draw the panel together. The day will conclude with a discussion of practical issues around enhancing collaboration with scholars and institutional partners in Nigeria.
Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes (including any audio-visual content). In keeping with the workshop’s focus, we ask presenters to include some remarks on their modes of collaborating with Nigerian institutions, or the potential for or difficulties with doing so in the course of their research.
If you are interested in presenting, please email an abstract of no more than 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th May 2015. Priority will be given to the submissions that can be grouped most productively into coherent panel themes. We regret that we are unable to provide financial assistance for participants’ travel or accommodation.
Further details to be published at a later date. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com, Juliet Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rebecca Jones (R.K.Jones@bham.ac.uk).