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    Upcoming ISA Lecture Series on November 27 -- Presentation by Dr. Chima Korieh

    Dear ISA,

    Please reserve the date and plan to attend the inaugural presentation of the Igbo Studies Association lecture series on November 27, 2021.


    You will recall from previous communications that the lecture series have been expected. The first paper will be given by Dr. Chima Korieh. Please visit the following link to find the abstract, details and Zoom login information:

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    Chidi Igwe, PhD

    Theme: The Igbo in a Global Historical Context

    Important themes relating to the Igbo past have largely centered on the question of origin, the agrarian bases of their economy, the decentralized structure of their political organization, an achievement-based social system, and a fluid gender ideology. Yet, the Igbo have also contributed to major developments in agriculture, the Bantu cultural complex in sub-Saharan Africa, the New World cultures, and the articulation of African personhood in the era of European colonialism. The lecture articulates these influences from a global historical perspective.

    Date: Saturday, November 27

    Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time; 10:00 AM Chicago; 4:00 PM Nigeria

    About the Presenter
    Professor Chima J. Korieh holds a BA (Hons) degree in History/Education (First Class) from the University of Nigeria. He also holds an MA in Education and North American Studies from the University of Helsinki, Finland; Master of Philosophy in History, specializing in women’s history from the University of Bergen, Norway and a PhD in African History from the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Korieh’s research and teaching focuses on social and economic change in colonial Africa. He has taught at the University of Nigeria and in several US institutions. including Hatwick College where he began his teaching career as a Jacob Jameson Teaching Fellow in 2001; Central Michigan University, and Rowan University, New Jersey, where he rose quickly to Associate Professor in 2007 and Marquette University where he joined the prestigious Jesuit University in 2007. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Peace and Conflict Program at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has published over 100 articles and essays in academic journals and scholarly collections and authored, edited or co-edited 18 volumes including: The Land Has Changed: History, Society and Gender in Colonial Eastern Nigeria (2012); ‘Life Not Worth Living’: Nigerian Petitions Reflecting an African Society’s Experiences During World War II (2014); The Nigeria-Biafra War: Genocide and the Politics of Memory (2012; Olaudah Equiano and the Igbo World: History, Society and Atlantic Diaspora Connections (2009); Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity (2009); Missions, States, and European Expansion in Africa (2007). His most recent books are Nigeria and World War: Empire, Colonialism and Global Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2020), New Perspectives on the Nigeria-Biafra War” No Victor, No Vanquished (Lexington Books, 2021), and Chinua Achebe and the Igbo-African World: Between Fiction, Fact, and Historical Representation (Lexington Books, 2021). Dr. Korieh is a fellow of the African Studies Center, Leiden, Netherlands, and a British Academy Fellow at University of Oxford. He was a past president of the Igbo Studies Association and the founding editor of Igbo Studies Review.

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