FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING
OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 02, 2003
GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE OF
New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7919 7171
PLUS ANOTHER VENUE
(To Be Announced)
* Goldsmiths College of London University
* Plus Another Venue (To Be Announced)
For participants coming from
outside London and those who wish to have accommodation arranged for
them, there will be a hotel in an area of London that will have
transportation to and from the venues of the Conference.
Directions to Conference Venues:
* Goldsmiths College of London University: Please consult advice offered on directions by (a) train, (b) bus, (c) car, and (d) bicycle to Goldsmiths College at http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/about/getto.html. For a local map of the Goldsmiths College neighbourhood, click Local Map of Goldsmiths College Area.
About Urhobo Historical Society
Established in August 1999, Urhobo Historical Society provides a forum for the publication of works in Urhobo history and culture. URHOBO WAADO, Web site of Urhobo Historical Society, also highlights issues of oil pollution and environmental degradation in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Besides its defence of Urhobo interests in general, Urhobo Historical Society has provided a valuable documentation of Urhobo history and culture hitherto unknown in cyberspace. Along with a smaller Web site http://www.urhobo.kinsfolk.com /, our main web site http://www.waado.org/Contents.html has emerged as an important reference point for Urhobo history and culture. Our publication of British "Treaties of Protection" in the Western Niger Delta in the 1880s and 1890s has compelled an opportunity for a fresh re-examination of the history of Warri City and of the Western Niger Delta. Through its web sites, Urhobo Historical Society has also become a powerful voice in defence of Niger Delta interests.
The first two Annual Conferences of Urhobo Historical Society were held in North America. We held our First Annual Conference and Meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on November 3-5, 2000 . Senator David O. Dafinone was the Keynote Speaker. Our Second Annual Conference and Meeting took place in Persipanny, New Jersey, USA, on November 2-4, 2001. Our Third Annual Conference was held in London on November 1-3, 2002. Chief D. A. Obiomah was our Special Guest of Honour in the Third Annual Conference and Meeting; Professor David Okpako gave the keynote address; and Olorugun Felix Ibru, first civilian Governor of Delta State, presided over the opening ceremonies.
The repetition of our Fourth
Annual Conference and Meeting in London is an affirmation of the
success of our Third Annual Conference in London in 2002 and a strong
indication of our determination to broaden participation in the affairs
of Urhobo Historical Society. We particularly want to reach out to
Urhobo women and youth in
England and Europe. We look forward to another successful Annual
in London in the first weekend of November, 2003.
Our conferences emphasize
academic content and relevance for Urhobo affairs. We will welcome
papers on all aspects of Urhobo history and culture, especially those
that relate to the main theme of the Conference. Please contact the
Conference Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your thoughts and suggestions for a conference paper.
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Conference Theme: Leadership and the Future of the Urhobo
Week of October 28, 2002 through November
2002 : Delegates arrive and
a hotel (to be announced).
—: Meeting of UHS Editorial & Management CommitteE (EMC) and the
Chair: Olorogun Moses Taiga
Special Guest of Honour: Chief Gamaliel Onosode
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 01
—: First Plenary Session
—: Second Plenary Session
—; Lunch Break
—: Keynote Address
—: Roundtable -- The Crisis of Leadership in Urhoboland
Party & Igbe Dance
Lecture By Michael Y. Nabofa, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria: Topic: "IGBE Religious Movement: Ubiesha, Ogbevire's Oghenuku, and Igbe Ame."
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 02
Isaac James Mowoe, Ph.D., J.D.
Conference and Communique Committee
June 12, 2003
June 12, 2003