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2nd BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF LETTERS

HOST INSTITUTION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE 19th – 21st JUNE 2024

Call for Submission of Abstracts and Panel Proposals

The Nigerian Academy of Letters, NAL, the apex body for Humanities scholarship in Nigeria, is holding its 2nd Biennial Conference, from 19th – 21st June 2024, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. The theme of the Conference is “The Humanities and Nigeria’s Democratic Experience.”

THEME: THE HUMANITIES AND NIGERIA’S DEMOCRATIC EXPERIENCE

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Nigeria’s democratic journey since independence has been fraught with diverse challenges. Even with the seeming blossoming of democratic ideals at the dawn of the 21st century to date and after over two decades of democratic governance, democracy as an indispensable factor for development is still contested. Democratic structures and processes are either slow in building or have become ineffectual. It has become, therefore, obvious that the lack of continuity and of strong democratic processes and institutions is inimical to development and democratic consolidation. It is worrisome that the political and democratic stability of many democracies in sub-Saharan Africa easily become threatened with the rise of military incursions in governance. Consequently, shivers have been created in our democratic collars, mostly facilitated by contestable and faulty electoral systems as well as weak judicial system. How can the humanistic studies intervene in the current state of affairs? What has been the role of humanities scholarship in the development of our democratic system? What role can humanities scholarship play in democratic consolidation and development in Nigeria? These questions and more have inspired the theme for 2nd Biennial Conference of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

In view of the above, the Planning Committee, on behalf of the Executive Committee is pleased to call for the submission of abstracts and expression of interest in participation at the Conference. The sub themes include but are not limited to:

  • Ideology and democracy
  • Religion and the Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • Language and Communication in Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • Philosophical and Ethical considerations in Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • Historical foundations of Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • The Leadership Challenge in Nigeria’s democratic journey
  • Literary Perspectives on Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • Visual representations of Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • The Performing Arts and Nigeria’s democratic experience
  • Inter/multidisciplinary perspectives to Nigeria’s democratic experience

The Planning Committee welcomes submissions of abstracts and Proposals for Panels on the above and other themes relevant to the agenda of the Conference. The abstract should not be more than 250 words. All submissions should be made directly on the conference website using the link below. Intending participants may also submit their abstracts as an attachment in MS word format to conference2024@nalonline.org.ng.  

 

To register, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/nalconference2024 or visit https://nalonline.org.ng and click “Register”.

Please note the following important dates and information
Conference dates:                      19 – 21 June 2024

Deadline for abstract submission:                               30 April 2024

Conference Registration Fee:     N30,000

Early Bird Reg Fee (On or Before 30/4/24):          N25,000

Foreign participants:                      $100

Venue

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

Further details about the conference will be announced in due course.

For further inquiries, please contact: Prof Alex Asigbo, FNAL, (+2348033601193) or Prof.  Greg Obiamalu, MNAL, (+2348067813696)

Or send an email to conference2024@nalonline.org.ng.

Professor Andrew Haruna, FNAL 
Chair, Biennial Conference Planning Committee                                    

Professor Alex Asigbo, MNAL  
Co-Chair

Professor Florence Orabueze, MNAL
Secretary Planning Committee

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