We wish to inform you that the Council of the Historical Society of Nigeria at its meeting during the 47th/48th Congress at the Imo State University, Owerri, from 10-13 October 2004, fixed the 3rd Week of October 2005 (i.e. 16-21 October 2005) for the Golden Jubilee Congress of our Society at the University of Ibadan.
The theme for the Golden Jubilee Conference is “HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA AT 50; REFLECTIONS ON THE DISCIPLINE OF HISTORY” The Sub-themes are as follows:
The State of Historical Discipline in Nigeria
New Frontiers in Nigerian History
Nigerian Historians and Nigerian History
Re-invigorating the Historical Society of Nigeria
Re-awakening Historical Awareness and Scholarship in Nigeria
History, Historians and the Crisis of relevance in Nigeria
History teaching in Nigerian schools and colleges
Historical Scholarship in Nigerian tertiary institutions: Challenges and Prospects
Promotion of Nigerian History outside Nigeria
History and National Development
History and Social Change in Nigeria
History and the Social Sciences
History Departments: What name, What nomenclature?
Interested participants at this conference are required to submit abstracts of not more than 200 words on any of the sub-themes. Abstracts/Papers may be submitted by e-mail to either the Chairman or Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee.
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