Call for Panelists
Dear Ms. Somotan,
I want to submit a proposal for a paper on Nike Davis Okundaye at the Lagos Studies Association Conference in 2019. I am a freelance scholar, art historian, collector, and gallery owner with a focus on contemporary African art. I met Nike in Osogbo in 1979; I was the first collector of her work. It has been a great privilege to be her friend and admirer and to witness her remarkable career from the beginning. My presentation will give a first hand account of her early years, struggles, and successes.
What passes for theory in African Urban Studies is dominated predominantly by cases and examples from Western cities and critics. Thus we find that thinkers like Walter Benjamin, Henri Lefebvre, Edward Soja, and Michel Foucault are the main theorists that are drawn upon whereas African cities tend to elude much of this theory.
The 8th Annual International Igbo Conference
The Lagos Studies Association is pleased to organize a special panel in honor of the remarkable career of world-renowned textile artist Nike Davis Okundaye.
CFP Deadline for Papers and Panels: December 31, 2018
Imperial Legacies of 1919
Conference Date: April 19-20, 2019 (Denton, TX)
Roundtable participant proposal deadline: 31 January 2019