In 1967, Nigeria was plunged into a brutal civil war with secessionist Biafra that lasted for 30 months, and ended with the surrender of Biafra and a re-assimilation of Biafrans into Nigeria. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of that war, the organizers would like to invite submissions for a conference focusing primarily on the Biafran side of that civil war. The conference seeks to reexamine the civil war from the perspective of non military support of the war effort, and the lingering human costs of that conflict. The conference also welcomes papers related to violence directed against specific ethnicities and groups in Africa, especially where it allows for comparative analyses.
Possible themes include, but are not limited to:
- Roles of humanitarian and international civil or advocacy groups
- Refugee and internal displacement issues
- Role of scientists, health and media professionals during the civil war.
- Role of the Biafran Student Associations
- Role of Diaspora Organizations during conflicts in their homeland.
-African Conflicts and issues of Genocide— Common threads
-International Organizations and Conflict Resolution
- Conflicts and Post-conflict Resolution
-Women and Children’s Experiences of war in Africa
-Civil war and memory
-Women and Conflict Resolution.
-Post-civil war relations and nation building
-Causes/Historiography of the war
The conference committee will be pleased to welcome 300-word abstracts no later than June 30, 2009. Please include a 100 word biographical data.
Extended Deadline: June 30, 2009
Confirmed Speakers include:
Michael J. C. Echeruo
William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University (Keynote)
Prof. G.N. Uzoigwe, Mississippi State University
Paul R. Bartrop, Deakin University, Austrlia
Dr. Samuel O. Enyia,Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Alyxandra Gomes Nunes, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Dr Emmanuel O. Iyama, Imo State University, Nigeria
Dr. E. O. Frank, University of Uyo, Nigeria
All enquiries and submissions should be addressed to the coordinator: Dr. Chima J. Korieh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Chima J. Korieh,
Department of History,
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.
Tel: (414) 288-3563.
Fax: (414) 288-5099.
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