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Prof Dele Layiwola, immediate past Director of IAS, participated in the UNESCO Caribbean Humanities Symposium, which was held at the Faculty of the Humanities, University of the West Indies, Kington, Jamaica on the 29th and 30th of June, 2017. The theme of the symposium was ‘Towards the World Humanities Conference: Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition’.

Dr Senayon Olaoluwa, coordinator of the Diaspora and Transnational Studies unit, represented IAS at the Validation Workshop on the proposed Nigeria Diaspora Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, on the 1st of December, 2016.

Between February 10 and 11, 2017 he attended a conference on the theme ‘Mapping Entanglements: Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge and Materialities across Space and Time (16th-20th Centuries)’ at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, USA. There he presented a paper titled ‘Multiple Entanglements: Translation and the Ambiguous Reception of the Original Sin Text among Early Ogu Converts in Colonial Badagry Division’.

Dr Olaoluwa also led a team of faculty and postgraduate students from the University of Ibadan to the 2nd Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation meeting, March 29-31, 2017 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. With him on the team was Dr Sola Olorunyomi of IAS Cultural and Media Studies unit.

Dr Olaoluwa presented a paper on ‘Transnationalism and Nuances of Global Inequality in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names’ at the African Literature Association conference, June 14th to 17th, 2017 at Yale University.

Dr Seunfunmi A. Olutayo, coordinator of the Gender Studies unit, was at the conference of the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIHES), held in Bonn Germany, June 28th and 29th, 2017, on the theme ‘Female Leadership and Higher Education Management in Developing Countries’. She presented a report on a pilot study of women’s career progression in academia in developing countries, and a report on the success stories of WAFIRA workshops in various African universities.

Dr Sharon Omotoso of the Gender Studies unit in February 2017 visited the Women and Work Research Group (WWRG) at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she had discussions with WWRG personnel on collaboration spanning research, exchange programmes, and funding opportunities.

Dr Seunfunmi Olutayo Gudrun Chazotte and Prof Oluwatoyin A. Odeku Bonn Germany

Dr Seunfunmi Olutayo Gudrun Chazotte and Prof Oluwatoyin A. Odeku Bonn Germany

Ibadan Research Group at NEST Cape Town March 2017 

Ibadan Research Group at NEST Cape Town March 2017

 

Alexandra Heron Sharon Omotoso and Margaret Mutanda

Alexandra Heron Sharon Omotoso and Margaret Mutanda

Prof Dele Layiwola and Pearnell Charles Jr

Prof Dele Layiwola (IAS, Ibadan) and Pearnell Charles Jr (Minister of State for National Security, Jamaica)