The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3

The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3. This year’s theme is ‘Igbo
Heritage:Production, Diffusion and Legacy’.

Keynote Speaker: Douglas B Chambers is an associate professor of history at the University
of Southern Mississippi. Professor Chambers is a cultural historian of “Atlantic Africa” with
research interests in the Igbo Diaspora and comparative slavery in the Americas. His
keynote address is entitled ‘The Igbo Diaspora in the Era of the Slave Trade: Historical and
Cultural Connections’.

Featured Speakers: Chike Azuonye (Nigeria Art Society UK) will speak on ‘The Relevance of
Uli in Contemporary Nigeria Art’ and Emeka Keazor’s (Alto Historical Media) presentation is
entitled ’30 Igbo Pioneers in History’. Watch Emeka Keazor’s 2013 TEDxEuston talk here:

The two day conference will comprise of plenary panels and performances which will include
live oja (Igbo flute) music, masquerade, the staging of excerpts from the new play ‘Equiano,
the Enslaved African’ followed by a Q&A with the writer/director Adam Tulloch and the
screening of the new Igbo language film Onye Ozi (you can watch the trailer here: ), followed by a Q&A with the writer/director Obi Emelonye.
The conference programme is available at and more
details are available on the conference website and

Registration must be completed online prior to the conference. To register, please visit
To view pictures from last year’s conference, please visit Please note that the conference
will be filmed.

Conference Venue/Address:
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre and Suite, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

The nearest underground stations to SOAS are Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston,
Euston Square and Tottenham Court Road. The Brunei Gallery Building (in which the
conference is taking place) is situated opposite the entrance to SOAS’ main building. For
more detailed information on how to get to SOAS please see
Enquiries to Louisa Uchum Egbunike or

One Response to “The 3rd Annual Igbo Conference will take place at SOAS May 2-3”

  1. Nice….this will be a great event

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