Ife Journal of History
OAU Ife 50th Anniversary Edition
Theme: OLD STORIES NEW APPROACHES IN AFRICAN HISTORY
Call for Papers Date:
Ife Journal of History (IJH) cordially invites original and well-researched articles from interested scholars for its Vol. 3, edition VII which is especially devoted to marking the 50th founding anniversary of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. Since 1962, OAU has been at the forefront of research in African history and culture. The programme commemorating the anniversary can be viewed at http://50th.oauife.edu.ng/
This edition is organized around the theme: “Old Stories, New Approaches in African History.” The theme allows scholars to engage on-going debates on pre-colonial society, colonialism, decolonization, independence and sovereignty, post-colonialism, modernity and modernization, and the roles (place) of African history and historiography in the making of contemporary African society. Writers may focus on any part of the wide range of stories, accounts, narratives, literatures and historiography to explore how an (the) African story has changed over time and what the new form of the narrative is.
Prospective contributors should be aware of the following guidelines:
1. While articles may focus on any aspect of the humanistic studies, including the Arts, education and Social Sciences, writers are encouraged to highlight methodological, theoretical and historiographical models in which their study is located.
2. Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words in length on A4 paper size, should be typed double-spaced. Times New Roman 12 font.
3. The full name of the author, address, current status and institutional affiliation, as well as e-mail address should be provided on a cover page
4. An abstract of no more than 300 words should precede the article
5. References should be consistent with the Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition).
6. The final date for submission of articles for this special edition is August 1, 2012
All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed and papers are accepted based on the positive recommendations of assessors. The journal anticipates a decision on every submitted article within two (2) months.
Papers may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of History
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria Email: email@example.com
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