CALL FOR PAPERS: PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF NIGERIA

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 28, 2020
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, African History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Intellectual History

CALL FOR PAPERS

PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF NIGERIA

Dear Colleagues

The last three decades have been eventful in the history of Nigeria. To begin, a fierce demilitarization campaign terminated a protracted military dispensation and transited the country back to civil rule in 1999. That event and related developments have since triggered or intensified a myriad of occurrences in the country at an unprecedented velocity - ranging from insecurity, unresolved national question/crisis of national integration, development crisis and general economic debacle, complex dynamics associated with the enthronement of democracy, etc. As we struggle to change our narrative as a nation from fatalism to constructive optimism, it is important that such events are captured within the context of contemporary history before they recede into remote past with the problem associated with its study. Moreover, the imperative of such events in the process of our nation-building makes it germane to document them in a single volume and make available for scholarly purposes, and citizenship education. We have, therefore, proposed an edited volume: PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF NIGERIA  precisely for that purpose. 

As a concept, contemporary history simply epitomizes recent history. In spite of the early pioneering works of Thucydides and his contemporaries, this field only gained recognition as a legitimate academic field for scholarly enquiry within the historical profession at the end of World War II - a development that since ended the cynicism about its historicity. 

We invite original contributions from scholars focusing on a variety of perspectives traversing the contemporary history of Nigeria. The volume will explore, among others, the impact of democracy on political, economic, social, diplomatic and intellectual experiences on contemporary conditions in Nigeria since the restoration of civil rule in 1999. However, the text may accommodate related topics from the more remote period but not later than 1945 - the peak of the anti-colonial struggle in Africa - and arguably the commencing period for modern contemporary history. Ultimately, it aims to propel debates on the diverse perspectives of the robust contemporary history of Nigeria; and as well develop new approaches to understanding the complex dynamics of the country, and indeed Africa at large.

Contributions are encouraged from the historical and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

The volume will focus on the following themes but not limited to them.

Conceptual Issues; The Demilitarization Campaign in Retrospect; Democracy and National Economy Since 1999; Ethnic Relations in Nigeria Since 1999; Political Parties in Nigeria Since 1999; Women in Politics in Nigeria Since 1999; Youths in Politics Since 1999; Elections in Nigeria Since 1999; Security in Nigeria Since 1999; Democracy and Nation-Building in Nigeria Since 1999; Democracy and National Integration in Nigeria Since1999; Migration and Human Trafficking in Nigeria Since 1999; Terrorism and Insurgency in Nigeria Since 1999;  Kidnapping and Banditry in Nigeria Since 1999; Nigeria External Relations Since 1999; Education in Nigeria Since 1999; Corruption in Nigeria Since 1999; Energy Crisis in Nigeria Since 1999; and the State and Climate Change in Nigeria Since 1999.

TIMELINE:

1st November - 28th February 2020: Submission of full papers and review simultaneously

1st - 30th March: Responses to reviewers' reports by various authors

30th June 2020: Volume is Published 

Completed papers of about 5000 (Five Thousand) words should be submitted to: lexington.o.izuagie@gmail.com  

For enquiries, refer to the above Gmail address, or Call: +234 8054202506 

Editors:

LEXINGTON O. IZUAGIE, Ph D, Department of History and International Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria

&

SUBERU, OCHI ABDULRAHMAN, Ph D, Department of History and International STUDIES, Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria 

 

 

Contact Info: 

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE, NIGERIA