Third Annual IGBO Conference
March 11, 2014
About the conference
The Igbo Conference, In partnership with The Centre for African studies, SOAS, University of London is a forum for discovering the Igbo culture, language and heritage.
The annual Igbo conference aims to promote the study of Igbo language and culture within the UK, and seeks to bring academics and members of the Igbo community together for the purpose of knowledge sharing and exchange. The ultimate goal of the Igbo conference organisers is to eventually establish an Igbo Centre in London which will act as a hub for anyone interested in research in the field of Igbo Studies (through a library, archives and study space), as well as providing a resource for members of the public to learn more about Igbo culture (through artifacts and interactive resources).
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.
The annual conference’s aim is to encourage and promote Igbo Studies in the UK. Whilst there are limited Igbo Language and Cultural studies available in British Universities, the annual Igbo Language Conference seeks to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars, students and members of the community.