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Humanities scholars from various countries in Africa will on Monday February 19, converge at the University of Ibadan (UI) for an international conference on how to tackle various challenges facing humanities.

The conference, which will attract participants from Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo and other African countries is entitled, “Of Texts, Spaces, Signs, and Symbols: Questing Corpora for Translational Research in the Humanities”, is being sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation, a German-based organization.

Dignitaries expected at the conference include the Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria, Ingo Herbert, Sussane Gehrmann of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (key speaker), Ayo Banjo and the Vice Chancellor, UI, Idowu Olayinka.

The convener of the conference, Aderemi Raji-Oyelade said the four-day conference is to provide opportunity for career networking between established, renowned and accomplished scholars in the field of humanities with the young minds who are aspiring to make their parts and contribute to knowledge.

According to Raji-Oyelade who was also a 2017 winner of the Humboldt Kolleg Award, explained that the conference will also among other things, help to create a new culture of making Africans see themselves as Africans, understand the similarities, codify same and seek ways of harnessing the potentials through the humanities.


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