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A Dartmouth College and York University/UNESCO/SSHRCC Nigerian Hinterland Project Workshop

Dartmouth College • May 18 –20, 2001 

Atlantic Crossings: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories from the Caribbean and the Nigerian Hinterland  

Conference Programme
Tentative
  Friday - May 18, 2001

 4:00  - 6:00pm (Rockefeller 1)

Welcome and Introduction

-Introduction of York University /UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project - Paul Lovejoy, Director

-Introduction of Text & Testimony Collective – Hilary Beckles, David Trotman and Verene Shepherd

 Keynote Presentation:  “Narratives of Slavery from Eastern Nigeria”  - Carolyn Brown (History - Rutgers University) and Nneka Osakwe (English - Nnamdi Azikiwe University)

 6:30 – 9:00 Reception and Dinner (Hanover Inn - Wheelock Room)

  Saturday - May 19, 2001

Panel I:  Current State of Documentation on Women in the Caribbean and the Nigerian Hinterland

8:30am – 11:00am  (1930 Room)

 Panel Chair: Marysa Navarro, Chair of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean StudiesDartmouth College

 Presenters:

LaRay Denzer (History) Northwestern University/Women’s Documentation Center, University of Ibadan

 Hilary Beckles (History), Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

 11:30 – 1:00: Lunch

 Panel II: Sources/Methodologies for Recovering Women’s Voices  -I

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (1930 Room)

 Panel Chair: Alex Bontemps, Department of History, Dartmouth College

 Presenters:

Verene Shepherd (Caribbean History) University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and Network Professor, The York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project

Shakira Maragh-Maxwell (History) University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Yinka Ajayi (History) University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

 Panel III: Sources/Methodologies for Recovering Women’s Voices  -II

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  (1930 Room)

 Panel Chair: Deborah King (Sociology/Chair, African and African American Studies) Dartmouth College.

 Presenters:

Roseanne Adderley (History) Tulane University

Dawn Harris (History) York University

Gloria Chuku (History) South Carolina State University

Chris Ogbogbo (History) University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Tunji Oyo (History) York University

 6:30 - 8:30 Dinner - Taste of Africa

  Sunday - May 20, 2001

  Panel I: From Recovery to Transformation - Using Black Women's Voices to Transform Academic Fields and Disciplines.

8:30 am – 10:30 am  (1930 Room)

 Panel Chair: Keith Walker, Department of French, Dartmouth College

 Presenters:

Veronica Gregg (Literature) Hunter College

Renee Soulodre la-France, Research Coordinator, York University/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project

Anthea Morrison (Literature) University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Nemata Blyden (History) University of Texas - Dallas

 PanelII: Future Linkages and Collaboration

11:00am – 1:00 pm  (1930 Room)

 Panel Chair: Michael Mastanduno, Director, Dickey Center of International Understanding

 Presenters:

Sam Asien (Literature) Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Elisee Soumonni (History), Universite Nationale du Benin, Network Professor, York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project

David Trotman (History) Co-Director, York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project

Judith Byfield (History) Dartmouth College

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch