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Studies of Central Nigeria.

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Nassarawa State University, Keffi, Nassarawa, Nigeria

10-02-2019 to 13-02-2019

09:00 AM

Central Nigeria Study Group (CNSG)

About Studies of Central Nigeria.

In 2002, Aliyu Idrees (of blessed memory) and Yakubu Ochefu edited a volume on the History of Central Nigeria Area. The 36 Chapter volume was published by CSS Press and to date remains one of the most authoritative compendiums on Central Nigerian History. The editors had hoped to publish a second volume to fill many of the gaps in the first volume but the demise of Professor Aliyu Idrees in 2003, put paid to that plan. The need for such a volume has remained ever since and it is in this regard that the Central Nigeria Study Group in collaboration with some of the leading Universities in Central Nigeria is calling on academics specialising in the various aspects of the History, Culture, Economics and Politics of Central Nigeria to lend their intellectual prowess to help fill these gaps. The three-day conference is called to deliberate on various aspects of the Central Nigeria, and to further the understanding of scholars and participants of the these aspects and especially the transitions and changes that polities in the region have witnessed in the last 100 years. Abstracts are invited in the following areas: Language, Orature, and Language Use  Languages and Dialects  Non-verbal Communication  Libation, Homage, and the Power of Words  Naming, Names, and Praise Names  Idioms, Proverbs, and Dictums  Ribal Language: Insults, Slangs, and Curses  Eulogy and Cognomen  Folklore, Oral Tradition, and Oral Literature  Songs Part II: Art and Aesthetics  Architecture: Indigenous  Architecture: Transition from Indigenous to Modern  Art and Crafts  Body Adornment and Cosmetics  Charms and Amulets  Circumcision and Facial Marks  Performing Arts  Settlement Pattern  Signs, Symbols, and Symbolism  Textiles and Dresses  Fashion Religion, Festivals, and Belief System  Traditional Religious Belief System  Islam and Christianity  Ritual and Sacrifice  Death, Mourning, Burial, and Funeral  Divination Systems  Masks, Masque, and Masquerades  Music and Dance in Culture and Performance  Myths and Mythologies  Spirits and Spirit Possession  Taboo Economy and Economic System  Agriculture and Farming  Associations: Cultural, Cooperative, and Religious  Cuisines and Food Preparation  Drinks: Beverages and Alcohol  Economy, Commerce, and Wealth  Entrepreneurs and economic development in Central Nigeria  Investment, Debt, and Debt Management  Hunting, Wildlife Destruction, and Preservation  Livestock: Domestication and Species  Markets, Marketing, and Advertisement  Pawning, Pawn ship, and Slavery  Transportation systems History, Politics, and Governance  History and Historiography  Politics and Government  Some Aspects of Royalty and Chieftaincy in a Dynamic World  Societal Stratification  Conflicts and Conflict Resolution  War and Diplomacy Family, Health and Education  Disease, Health Management, and Healing  Childbirth, Childbearing, and Child Education  Cultural Heritage and Tourism  Archaeology and Museums  Family, Indigenous Education System and Discipline  Marriage and Marital Systems  Numbers and Numerals  Sports, Games, Recreation, and Leisure  Traditional Professions Ethics and Social Control  Age Grade and Rites of Passage  Cults, Secrete Societies, and Fraternities  Inheritance  Ethics, Social Control, and Management Structure  Land: Tenure and Reform  Law and Justice  Sexuality, Sexual Behavior, and Gender Role  Social Customs and Lifestyle  Security and Protection  From the Cosmos to the Society: Worldview as/and Philosophy Social and Cultural Change  Cinema and Films  Media: Exploring Old and New Forms  Popular Culture  Cultural Stereotypes  Science and Technology  The Diaspora and Globalization Effect  Time Reckoning  Writing System and Literature  Women and Children  Urbanisation in Central Nigeria since 1900

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