Call for Papers

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 23, 2020 to November 26, 2020
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Educational Technology, Political Science, Social History / Studies

                                                                                      

 

AFRICAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE (AHRDC)

AND

PROFESSOR B. I. C. IJOMAH CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES AND RESEARCH (CPSR)

 

U N I V E R S I T Y   O F   N I G E R I A

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

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NIGERIA AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT:

 60 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

 

 

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Science and Technology was created on 1 January 1980, with the vision of making “Nigeria one of the acknowledged leaders of the scientifically and technologically developed nations of the world”. Sixty years after independence, and forty years after the Science and Technology Ministry was created, Nigeria is neither a regional nor global technological power. Despite the advancements recorded in the country during the Civil War years (1967–1970), Nigeria remains a largely import economy, now dependent on countries that were once rated on the same pedestal or below her. That Nigerians in diaspora continue to make globally acknowledged strides in diverse fields of endeavour (including science and technology) presents the Nigerian state with an irony that consistently stares her in the face. The African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC) and Professor B. I. C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, therefore, announce their second international and interdisciplinary conference to engage with different aspects of this very important theme. The goal of the conference is to provide scholars and other participants with a platform to critically discuss the prospects and challenges of technological advancement in Nigeria. Technology is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. It is hoped that this conference will chart the way forward for science and technological development in Nigeria.

 

Sub-themes:

  1.     Technology: Whose technology?
  2.     Education, research, and technological development
  3.     Human capital and technological development
  4.     Strategic curriculum and technology
  5.     Leadership, policy, and technology
  6.     Corruption and technology
  7.     The Nigerian Civil War and technology
  8.     Technology, development, and underdevelopment
  9.     Nigeria and the fourth industrial revolution
  10.     Politics and technological development
  11.     Medical science and technology
  12.     Case studies: Lessons for Nigeria
  13.     Religion and technological development
  14.     Terrorism, insecurity, and technological development
  15.     Brain drain and technological development
  16.     The Nigerian youth and the future of science and technology
  17.     Economic diversification and technological development
  18.     The private sector and technological development
  19.     The Humanities and technological advancement
  20.     Gender in science and technology
  21.     History of science and technology in Nigeria
  22.     The downsides of science and technology
  23.     Technology and the environment
  24.     Technology and poverty
  25.     Technology and gender roles
  26.     Ministry of Science and Technology
  27.     Public-private partnership and technological development

 

 

 

 

Conference date: 23-26 November 2020

Interested scholars and other participants should submit an abstract of 250 words, specifying the sub-theme, to ahrdc.unn@gmail.com and elizabeth.onogwu@unn.edu.ng not later than 31 August 2020. References should be with footnote using The Chicago Manual of Style latest edition.

 

 

Conference registration fee

Early bird—until 31 August 2020—N15,000.00

Late Registration—from 1 September until 31 October 2020—N20,000.00  

International participants—$120

Naira Payments should be made to Fidelity Bank. Acc. Name: African Humanities Research & Development Centre (AHRDC). Acc. No.: 6060137833.

 

 

 

Convener: Prof. Dr. Egodi Uchendu, AvHF, FHSN, FRDA, MNAL

Director, Prof. B. I. C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies & Research

 

LOC Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Onogwu

0803 612 0394 / 0803 961 7898

 

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