[CALL FOR PAPERS] 18th Igbo Studies Association Annual International Conference



18th Igbo Studies Association Annual International Conference
2 Ebeano Tunnel Crossing, Off Ogui Road, Enugu, Nigeria
June 18-20, 2020

Theme: Uwa Ndi Igbo (Igbo World, Igbo Condition)

The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) invites scholars, students and professionals from all parts of the world, whose research interests cover any of the areas of Igbo Studies, to submit abstracts for the 18th ISA Annual International Conference, to be held at Oakland Hotel, 2 Ebeano Tunnel Crossing, Off Ogui Road, Enugu, Nigeria, on June 18-20, 2020.

The 2020 conference principal theme, Uwa Ndi Igbo (Igbo World, Igbo Condition), provides opportunities for scholars to engage with colleagues and share their research in an interdisciplinary dialogue and exhibition on topics and issues facing the Igbo at home and abroad. Subthemes include, but are not limited to the following:

Birth, Marriage, Death and Ritual
Climate Change and Environmental Degradation
Corruption and Fraudulent Practices
Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Folklore, History and Literature
Home, Family and Community
Human, Women’s and Children’s Rights
Ideology, Materialism and Development
Igbo Diaspora and Wealth Repatriation
Igbo Language and Foreign Languages
Igbo Language Endangerment and Preservation
Igbo Traditional Religion
Indigenous Igbo Feminism and Female Empowerment
Infrastructure and Social Development
Insecurity, Crime and Punishment
Intellectual Property
Investment Opportunities in Igboland
Land Tenure System and the Law
Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Leadership and Governance
Learning Igbo as a Second Language
Marginalization and Restructuring
Medicine, Nursing and Health
Migration and Emigration
Militarism and Political Governance
Music, Visual Arts and Film
Nationalism and Self-Determination
Nollywood, Culture and Values
Numerology in the Igbo World
Politics, Bribery and Corruption
Religions and Superstitious Beliefs
Science and Technology
Social Justice and Criminal Justice
Social Media and Cyber Crime
Translation and Teaching in Igbo
Women, War and Conflict Resolution

Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, prepared in MS-Word and according to the submission guidelines, online through the ISA website. Papers can be written in Igbo or English. All abstracts not prepared according to the submission guidelines will be rejected.

The abstract should include the title of your proposed paper, poster, panel or round-table, your motivation for proposing the work, thesis or hypothesis, theoretical framework, references, and projected conclusions. It should also include your names in full, current status and institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.


If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified in writing by the ISA Program Chair with information on how to pay a non-refundable membership fee of $50.00 (paid in advance), and later a conference registration fee that will permit you to present your paper at the conference.


Deadline for abstract submission: December 31, 2019.
Deadline to submit a completed paper: April 30, 2020.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a post-conference edited volume.

For more information, please visit the ISA website at: https://www.igbostudiesassociation.org.

For more inquiries, please contact the Program Chair:

Dr. Chidi N. Igwe
Program Chair