Online Research Seminar Series - West African History
IFRA-Nigeria is hosting a new Online Research Seminar Series on West African History with 6 historians from the region:
Prof. Olutayo Adesina
Dr Samuel Adu-Gyamfi
Dr Mariama Marciana Kuusana
Dr Dao Zara
Dr Hassoum Ceesay
Dr Mutiat Titilope Oladejo
The programme of this first series took place online from 28th of April to 24th of June 2021 with exciting topics discussed! Here is the full programme :
Wed 28th April 5pm (WAT, Lagos) : Prof. Olutayo Adesina (Department of History, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria) "Apitipiti: From Rural Transformation to the Decline of the Agricultural Partnership Scheme, 1952-1963."
Thu 6th May 4pm (GMT, Accra) / 5pm (WAT, Lagos) : Dr Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)-Kumasi, Ghana) "Changing Landscape of Mission Medicine and Hospitals in Africa up to the Twenty-First Century"
Thu 20 May 4pm (GMT, Accra) / 5pm (WAT, Lagos) Dr Mariama Marciana Kuusana (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)-Kumasi, Ghana): "Repatriation then and now in West Africa: too long a debate"
Thu 27 May at 4pm (GMT, Ouagadougou) / 5pm (WAT, Lagos) Dr Dao Zara (Université Norbert Zongo de Koudougou, Burkina Faso) : "La prévention et la gestion des crises alimentaires au Burkina Faso de 1960 à nos jours" -> Due to technical issues, the session was postponed to June 24th.
Thu 3 June at 4pm (GMT, Banjul) / 5pm (WAT, Lagos) Dr Hassoum Ceesay (Gambian National Museum): "We Are Better Organised than Men’: Non-Religious Women’s Groups and Social Welfare in Bathurst, The Gambia: 1925-1965"
Thu 17 June at 5pm (WAT, Lagos) Dr Mutiat Titilope Oladejo (Department of History, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria): "World War II and schooling in Western Nigeria, 1942-1945"
All sessions are also available on our youtube channel.