Monday, 30 March 2015

2nd International Conference on Imagining Order/Other- The Humanities and Global Peace and Security

University of Ibadan
The faculty of arts, University of Ibadan is calling for papers for the 2nd International Conference on Imagining Order/Other- The Humanities and Global Peace and Security which would take place at the conference centre of the University. The date of the conference is scheduled for 18th of May to 22nd of May, 2015. For individuals willing to present a paper, abstracts of not more than 250 words, which explore or intersect with one of the following sub-themes should be submitted; theorizing order/other in humanities, theorizing peace and security in the world, othering/ordering global peace, dis/order in literary studies, dis/order/other in new media, othering/ordering languages and usages, dis/order and other in religion and philosophy, utopia, dystopia and heterotopias, global powers, global politics and global terrorism, order/other gender, culture and religion, otherness in Euro-Asian and Arab-African culture.

Deadline for submission of abstract is 13th April, 2015 while notice of acceptance of abstracts is 17th April, 2015. Registration fee covering conference materials and dinner includes; $100 for international participants, N10, 000 for local participants and N5, 000 for graduate students.

Other details about the conference including accommodation rates in nearby hotels and excursion to important sites and monuments in Nigeria shall be provided in due course.

For more details on the conference, please visit the University website

Appointment of Vice Chancellor- University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan have released an internal/external advertisement for the appointment of  a new Vice-Chancellor. Part of the advertisement states thus, "The post of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, will become vacant by 01 December 2015. In accordance with the provisions of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree No. 11 of 1993 (as Amended by Decree No. 25 of 1996) and by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1993 (Amendment) Act 2003 and Act 2012, the Governing council of the University of Ibadan wishes to commence the process of filing the vacancy. Interested are requested to note certain information about the University".

The hunt for the man to lead the prestigious University to greater heights and continue the existing legacies have begun. Who would it be?

University of Ibadan Organizes 6th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit

University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development in collaboration with the African Sustainable Development Network (ASUDNET) and Nigeria Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NSDSN) is organizing the 6th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit in Ibadan. The venue of the summit is at the Trenchard hall, and Technical Sessions at the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The event is scheduled for 23rd to 28th of August, 2015. However, arrival of guest would be on 23rd while departure would be by 28th. 

Target participants includes development practitioners, policy makers, politicians, students and academics and as for many of them that are willing to present papers at the summit,they should submit abstracts of not more than 300 words. Although, priority would be given to papers that emphasize empirical research with clear implications for policy design and implementation. Submission deadline is 30 June, 2015 while notification of acceptance will be sent out from 6th July, 2015.

Registration fee is $200 while student registration is $100. Participants from within Nigeria may pay the local equivalent of the above rates.

Please visit the university website for more details

Bayero University Organizes 2nd International Conference On Islamic Banking and Finance

For many who are interested, the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance of the Bayero University, Kano State is organizing its 2nd international conference on Islamic banking and finance. The theme of this years annual conference is 'Islamic Banking and Finance: The Nexus with the Real Economy'. The venue of the event is the new campus of the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIIBF). The conference would hold from 2nd to 4th of April, 2015. Please also note that the registration fee is N20, 000 which covers conference materials, lunch and tea breaks. Conferences are good opportunities to enjoy and contribute to novel ideas regarding some key issues.