THE ONLINE CONFERENCE 31st August – 2nd September
Restitution, Culture and Capital
This is an entirely free to attend conference (with registration required).
Hosted by ASAUK colleagues at the IFRA Institute, at the University of Ibadan and the BIEA, Nairobi, the online conference has been directly funded by the British Academy, with generous supplementary funding from the BIEA. It will be delivered entirely online from both Ibadan and Nairobi, using the Zoom platform. Working closely with the Institutes in Ibadan and Nairobi, these interactive conferences will be broadcast on two consecutive days, from Ibadan on Wednesday 31st August and Nairobi on Thursday, 1st September. The final part of the online conference will be broadcast from Liverpool on Friday 2nd September, jointly chaired by the ASAUK and RAS presidents.
We expect to curate and edit the key papers, from Ibadan, Nairobi and Liverpool that will be discussed at this unique online conference series. These with support from the British Academy will form the basis of the ASAUK publication Restitution Culture and Capital in Africa and the Diaspora, a trans-national conversation which will elaborate on the themes of the conference through the publication of the keynote papers and also the responses as recorded by participants at the three conference platforms.
The panel session themes and keynotes for the three day online conference are as follows:
HOSTED ONLINE FROM IFRA, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Curated by Vincent Hiribarren, Director IFRA Ibadan
Ibadan Session 1 DIASPORA FLOWS OF CULTURAL ARTEFACTS TO AND FROM AFRICA
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Zachary Kingdon, Shadreck Chirikure
TBC David Adjaye
Ibadan Session 2 DIASPORA FLOWS OF PEOPLES AND CULTURES TO AND FROM AFRICA
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Saheed Aderinto, Peju Layiwola
TBC David Olusoga, Akosua Adomako Ampofo
HOSTED ONLINE FROM BIEA NAIROBI
Curated by Ambreena Manji + Freda Nkirote, Director of BIEA Nairobi
Nairobi Session 1 RESTITUTIONARY FUTURES: LAND JUSTICE
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Parselelo Kantai
Nairobi Session 2 RESTITUTIONARY FUTURES: A JUST HOME
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prabha Kotiswaran
LIVERPOOL HOSTED CONCLUDING SESSION
Curated by Ola Uduku and Arunma Oteh
African Diasporas, remittances and capital in a post-Covid era and Viewing the European Black Diaspora in the 2020s
Confirmed Liverpool Keynote Speakers
Onyekachi Wambu Afford UK, Tunde Zack-Williams ASAUK
Arunma Oteh , Royal African Society,
Prior to the online sessions keynote speakers will discuss their papers with Africa-based ECRs in workshop format.