IAS-UI resuscitates Staff Seminar Series: Prof Aderibigbe to deliver first lecture

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With funding secured from the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), we have revived our famous Staff Seminar Series, bringing back an exercise that has been one of the highlights of intellectual activities in the University of Ibadan community.

The first lecture in the renewed series will be delivered by Prof Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe on the 9th of May at Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan, 11:00 a.m. sharp. Prof Aderibigbe’s lecture will be on the topic ‘Traditional Songs as “Language” of Information and Morality in Yoruba Religious Beliefs and Culture: Context and Significance’. Prof Emeritus Ayo Bamgbose will chair the event.

A worthy alumnus of the University of Ibadan where he obtained BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies (Combined Honours), and then MA and PhD in Philosophy of Religion, Aderibigbe is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion and African Studies Institute, University of Georgia, USA. His areas of teaching and research include Philosophy of Religion, African Indigenous Religion, and the Religions of Africa in the Diaspora. He has taught and been Head of the Department of Religions at the Lagos State University, and is now Associate Director of the African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia, USA. He is well published and has served as the editor of Religions Educator, the journal of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions and Education.

The IAS Staff Seminar Series has been relaunched and retooled for better cross-fertilization of conversations among intellectuals and researchers at home and abroad. It is a bimonthly programme, and the schedule of speakers for the next one year has been drawn up. With financial support from CODESRIA, we have put in place strategies for bringing lectures in the series to a wider audience across the continent of Africa, using the affordances of digital technology and new media. Further information will be made available on how to access the May 9 lecture as the day draws near.

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Prof Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe

 

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