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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
  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


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


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.


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


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


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