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New Research in Nigeria Day Workshop, 9 May

April 2, 2013

Oxford University’s Department of International Development invites participants to a day-long workshop to showcase and discuss new research on Nigeria. Participants from across the disciplines are welcome. We particularly encourage participation from early-career researchers and graduate students, as well as those engaged on scholarly research projects outside academic institutions. 

The day will take the form of a series of short presentations by participants, with feedback from other participants and faculty members, concluding with a discussion of practical issues around enhancing collaboration with scholars and institutional partners in Nigeria. We are pleased to have the participation of several senior visiting Nigerian academics, as well as senior colleagues from across the University.

Presentations will be time-limited to ten minutes (including any audio-visual content), grouped into thematic panels followed by discussions. Potential participants please note that presentations must 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.

Potential participants should email an abstract of their intended presentation – no more than 200 words maximum – to by 12.00 midday on Monday 8th April. We will endeavour to consider all submissions but we apologise that due to the constraints of time we will give priority to those which can be most productively grouped into coherent panel themes. 

Sandwich lunch and tea break refreshments will be provided for all participants. Those presenting papers are eligible for a travel expense refund up to a maximum of £50 (presenters ordinarily based at an Oxford institution not eligible). Participants are also invited to submit full versions of their papers to the Oxford Development Studies journal.