URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND
NOVEMBER 02 - 04, 2001
HAMPTON INN, PARSIPPANY, NJ,
& Rockaway River Country Club, Denville, NJ. U.S.A.
November 02, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club, Denville, NJ. 1.5 miles from Hampton Inn )
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Delegates check in at Hampton Inn
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dinner Meeting: Editorial & Management Committee and Specially Invited Guests
8:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception and Introduction of Guests
November 03, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club)
Opening Session: 8:30 - 12:30
7:00 a.m. Breakfast. & Registration9:50 a.m. Break
8:30 a.m.: Opening Prayers
9:00 a.m. Special Guest of Honour's Address: His Excellency, Chief James O. Ibori, Governor, Delta State, Nigeria.
Chair: Senator David O. Dafinone, President, Union of Niger Delta and Urhobo National Assembly(To Be Confirmed)
10:00 a.m.: Keynote Address
Address By Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Independent Artist, Lagos, Nigeria
Chair: His Excellency, Chief James O. Ibori, Governor, Delta State, Nigeria.
10:50 a.m. Break
First Plenary Session: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30
Themes:Group Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Origins of the Urhobo
Urhobo and Her Neighbours.
Chair: Professor Isaac James Mowoe, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Professor Adeline Apena-Obodo, Russel Sage College, Albany, USA: "Connections and Disconnections in Isoko-Urhobo Relations. Identity and Development in Nigeria's Western Delta"
Rachel Ejiro Akpotu, "Let Us Build Urhobo Financial Infracstructure"
Luncheon Address By Chief Johnson Ukueku, Vice-President,
Urhobo National Assembly
Second Plenary Session: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Theme:Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Environment & Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta.
Chair: Professor Jackson Omene
Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Title To Be Provided in Another Announcement)
November 4, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club)
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Third Plenary Session: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Themes:Annual General Meeting 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Continuity and Change in Urhobo Traditional Rulership
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Professor Perkins Foss, Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire: "Elders, Mothers and Brides: Images of Women in Urhobo Art."
Professor Peter Ekeh, State University of New York at Buffalo: "Does Urhobo Need Twenty-Two Kingdoms?"
$50.00 (Family rate, including children under 18 years old)
2. $10.00 Students (18 years and above)
Call for Papers
You are invited to present papers on any of the topics indicated above. If you would like to present a paper, but cannot attend, you can designate someone who is attending to present your paper for you. It would be greatly appreciated if you could advise me of your availability to attend the Meeting & Conference as soon as possible, but later than August 15, 2001.
Furthermore, if you intend to present a paper, please send me a two-page abstract of your proposed paper not later than August 15, 2001.
Thank you for your service to Urhoboland.
O. Igho Natufe
Deputy Chair, UHS
Chair, Conference Committee
July 15, 2001
Dr. Igho Natufe, Chair, inatufe@NRCan.gc.ca
Mr. Larry Arhagba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Peter P. Ekeh, email@example.com
Professor Isaac James Mowoe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, email@example.com