Conference 2020

FAHSANU INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020 - OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE

THEME

HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

FEATURING:

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP, —- PAPER PRESENTATIONS —–, AGM and LOTS MORE

Keynote Speaker

Professor Obododinma Oha—University of Ibadan

Lead Speaker

Dr. Bode Ayorinde- Pro-Chancellor, Achievers University Owo

Workshop Facilitator

Professor Daniel Nkemleke- University of Yaounde, Cameroon

CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS AND SYNOPSIS

Individuals are shaped by the social environment in which they are born, raised and nurtured culturally, educationally and politically. The social environment, social context or milieu, consists in the immediate physical and social setting in which people live and interact. In recent times, there is hardly any news about our social environment that does not start with a catalogue of problems: insecurity, toxic leaders, massive erosion of human values and moral failures, lived experience of injustice, unemployment, extreme poverty, assorted forms of oppression, suppression and domination, exclusion and discrimination. The list continues ad infinitum.
Littering the historical landscape are practical examples of how great minds as we know them today were shaped by the dynamics of events perceived in their social environment and to which they responded given the sensitivity of their minds. Specifically, an examination of the essential works of intellectual traditions reveals that the social environment that produced the likes of Plato, Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Martin Luther, Calvin, Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King Jr., Frantz Fanon, Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka is similar to the actual scene of events confronting the scholar today.
The relationship between the scholar and his social environment is a dialectical one. Difficulties encountered in one’s social context and the negative social experiences are the levers that compel many a scholar to give diagnoses of what are perceived to be the ills of the society in which one lives, as well as the solution thereof. At the same time, hostile environmental conditions and negative experiences can also impede access to the infrastructure that is required for scholarly engagements, functioning as obstacles to such engagements. In other words, negative experiences of injustice in the system, poverty, domination, authoritarian or undemocratic regimes can undermine the subjective abilities of the scholar to respond to the actual scene of the environment. Describing these kinds of subjective social effects and, more generally, analyzing the negative contribution of social experience to scholarship are imperatives for the scholars in the humanities as social barometers and town cries. Many a scholar’s response may be that of fiddling while the social environment burns, of alienation, of nihilism or of affirmation?
Specifically, responses in the past have been a blend of nihilism and affirmation. The former springs from the desire to rid the social environment of all the influences that are perceived to be erosive and destructive. The latter response consists in constructing a society characterized by justice, freedom and tranquility, engaging in deliberations and processes that are intended to either change or modify the social context. In view of the foregoing, humanistic scholarship should be geared towards influencing life for a better and peaceful society. As both causes and effects, such is a revolt against the crises of the day.
This conference is convened to interrogate the dynamics of our social environment using our disciplinary tools. It aims to expose the dialectic between the social environment and scholarship in the Humanities. Scholars in the Humanities across the length and breadth of Nigerian Universities and beyond will gather to articulate, deliberate on and critique the interplay between the contradictory forces of the social environment and scholarship in the Humanities.

FAHSANU President

Prof. Dorothy Oluwagbemi-Jacob
(MNAL)

FAHSANU Sec. General

Dr. Edward Ugbada Adie
+2348065307301

LOC

  • Dr. Idowu Olatunji
  • Dr. Amore Kehinde
  • Dr. Tanitolorun Ezekiel
  • Mr. Ogunkoya Niyi
  • Mr. Ayimode Stephen

SUB-THEMES FOR FAHSANU CONFERENCE, 2020

  1. English and Literary Studies
  • Literature and public space
  • Literature, physical and social ecology.
  • Literature and the representation of Afro-politanism
  • Secular prophesy in African literature.
  • Post-apocalyptic literature and the tensions of cyber-security.
  • Literature and Afro-futurism.
  • Migration, new spaces and African Literature
  • African Literature and the Cyber social Environment.
  • New methodologies and Perspectives in teaching and researching the social environment in African literature.
  • Queer spaces and Perspectives in African literature.
  • Language and representation of the social environment.
  • Language and the imagination of spaces.
  • Language, Digital literature and the articulation of new ecologies.
  • Language literature and the politics of space representation.
  • Literature, Gender and the Social Environment.

2.  FINE AND APPLIED ARTS

  • Art and social interpretation
  • Art research in the humanities.
  • Art, multiculturalism and globalism.
  • Environmental Art and City landscape.
  • Art exhibitions and the social space.
  • Art activism in the social environment.
  • Art Pedagogy and the social environment.
  • Art advocacy and global warming.
  • Art, photography and the social environment.

3. HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

  • Genetics, history and identity
  • Trends in African and African Diaspora research.
  • History and interdisciplinarity in the 21st
  • Memory, orality and historical reconstruction.
  • History and the Nigerian Social Environment.
  • Technology and historical Scholarship in the 21st
  • African linguistics, Documentation and History.
  • Nomenclature and Historical Scholarship.
  • Race, xenophobia and Nationalism in History.
  • Gender, History and the Social Environment.

4. LINGUISTICS

  • Phonetics/Phonology and the social environment.
  • Syntax/Morphology and the Social Environment.
  • Semantics/Pragmatics and the Social environment.
  • Sociolinguistics and the social environment.
  • Applied linguistics and the Social environment.
  • Psycholinguistics and the social environment.
  • Computational Linguistics and the Social Environment.
  • Nigeria Pidgin and the Social Environment.

DATE

ARRIVAL: 11th May, 2020.
DEPARTURE: 14th May, 2020.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Early birds #23,000
  • Students: #13,000 (with evidence of studentship)
  • Membership Registration: #5,000
  • Paper Review: #4,000
  • LATE REGISTRATION: From March to registration table: #25,000
  • Students: #15,000
  • Foreign Participants: $85 US
CONFERENCE ACCOUNT NUMBER:
2033516550 (First Bank Nigeria Plc)
Account name:
Faculty of Arts/Humanities Scholars Association of Nigeria Universities.

PAPER SUBMISSION

We invite all relevant theoretical and empirical papers from scholars, researchers, practitioners, legislators, development experts, educationists, students, the corporate world and the general public on any topic or subject related to the conference theme and sub-themes. All full paper submission will be peer-reviewed and if accepted will be published based on strict quality consideration of originality, research content, applicability, coherent and balanced flow of contribution to knowledge. The final reviewed and reworked papers will be published in our reputable journal both online and print. ( See fahsanu.com) Abstracts should not be more than 350 words. Full papers should not exceed 15 pages including works cited. MLA is our acceptable documentation style sheet. The font size should be 12 in Times New Roman. Paper size should be A4.
ALL ABSTRACTS AND FULL PAPERS SHOULD BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO eddytorial@yahoo.com and euadie@unical.edu.ng and fahsanu2018@yahoo.com
Venue: (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OYE EKEITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIAL)
Date: 11TH – 14TH MAY, 2020

FAHSANU CONFERENCE 2020…………….. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA…………..

SUB-THEMES FOR FAHSANU CONFERENCE, 2020

5.  MASS COMMUNICATION

  • The social Media and change.
  • Mass Media, Surveillance Function and the Social Environment.
  • Media and Emerging Democracies.
  • Media Power and Agenda Setting.

6.  MODERN LANGUAGES

  • The French language and National Re-branding.
  • French language, culture and social integration.
  • Translation/Interpretation and Diplomacy.
  • Translation/interpretation and multiculturalism.
  • Literature in French, civilization and National identity.
  • The French language and trans-border security.
  • French Didactics and social communication.
  • National languages, French and Basic Education.
  • Language Policy and the French language in Nigeria.
  • Language and Popular Culture.
  • Language and the Social Media.

7.  MODERN LANGUAGES

  • The French language and National Re-branding.
  • French language, culture and social integration.
  • Translation/Interpretation and Diplomacy.
  • Translation/interpretation and multiculturalism.
  • Literature in French, civilization and National identity.
  • The French language and trans-border security.
  • French Didactics and social communication.
  • National languages, French and Basic Education.
  • Language Policy and the French language in Nigeria.
  • Language and Popular Culture.
  • Language and the Social Media.

8.  MUSIC

  • Music scholarship and social media.
  • Music scholarship and the humanity.
  • Music scholarship and public health.
  • Music Scholarship and human relations.
  • Music scholarship and human empowerment.
  • Music scholarship and nation building.
  • Music scholarship and government.

9.  PHILOSOPHY

  • Political philosophers and social change.
  • Philosophy and public affairs.
  • Creative thinking and the social environment.
  • Philosophy and cross cultural communication.
  • Philosophy, critical thinking and the social environment.
  • Africa and indigenous problem solving philosophies.
  • Conversational thinking and the social environment.
  • Social protection, humanness and de-coloniality.
  • Philosophy, gender and the social environment.

10.  RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL STUDIES

  • Religion, Ethics and the social environment.
  • Religion and social values.
  • Religion and culture in Africa.
  • Cultural inhibitions to scholarship in Africa.
  • Religion and Environmental sustainability.
  • Christianity and the social environment.
  • Islam and the social environment.
  • ATR and the social environment.
  • African religion and culture and migration.
  • Religion and conflict in Africa.
  • Religion, human trafficking and the social environment.
  • Religion, Drug abuse and the Social enviromnet.
  • Religion, Drug trafficking and the social environment.
  • Western Education and Islam in Nigeria.
  • Religion and social Norms in Nolly wood.

11.  THEATRE STUDIES

  • Theatre, Dramaturgy and National Integration
  • Theatre, Dramatic literature and Re-engineering of National /World Psyche.
  • Carnival, the carnivalesque and the socio-environment.
  • Dance, Well-being and Social communality.
  • Dance, culture and the Economy.
  • Film, Home video and Image making.
  • Film and Politics.
  • Theatre, popular Culture and National Unity.
  • Theatre Behaviour change and Development.
  • Theatre, participatory communication and national Re-engineering.
  • Theatre and Popular Empowerment.
  • Theatre, symbolic Interactionism and social Pedagogy.