SUB-THEMES

This conference is preoccupied with these issues and more in the changing political landscape that is Nigeria. Basic to the discussions at the conference, though, will be a need to discuss the idea of the Yoruba as an analytical category in light of historical and contemporary events. Papers are invited that will critically examine the accepted concepts, frameworks and theories that we use to study Yoruba history and politics. The conference is also interested in papers that are comparative – thematically, geographically and temporally.

This conference will engage the following themes and sub-themes:

A. ATANDA: A REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE WORKS AND LIFE OF PROFESSOR J. A. ATANDA

CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF THE YORUBA

METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF YORUBA HISTORY AND POLITICS

YORUBA HISTORY AND POLITICS BEFORE THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

ROLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY IN SHAPING YORUBA NATION AND POLITICS

MYTHS OF ORIGIN AND THE YORUBA NATION

IS THERE A YORUBA NATION TODAY?

THE IMPACT OF SLAVERY ON THE YORUBA NATION

THE YORUBA DIASPORA

YORUBA AND COLONIAL POLITICS

YORUBA AND NATIONALISM IN NIGERIA

YORUBA AND FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA

YORUBA RELATIONS WITH OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS IN NIGERIA

INTRA-GROUP RELATIONS AMONG THE YORUBA

YORUBA AND POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA

YORUBA LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CONTINUITIES

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW GENERATION YORUBA

YORUBA ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION

NOLLYWOOD YORUBA AND THE YORUBA NATION

AFRICAN CHURCHES AND THE YORUBA

YORUBA WOMEN IN POLITICS AND SOCIETY

GENDER RELATIONS AMONG THE YORUBA

THE FUTURE OF YORUBA TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS

MIGRATION AND YORUBA IDENTITIES

YORUBA ELITES AND NIGERIAN POLITICS

YORUBA PERSONALITIES AND THE MAKING OF THE NATION

YORUBA AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

YORUBA LEADERSHIP AND PROSPECTS FOR NIGERIA’S POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT

YORUBA CONTRIBUTIONS TO ART, LITERATURE AND MUSIC

YORUBA AND POPULAR CULTURE (THE MEDIA, THE PRESS, NGOS, THEATER AND DANCE, ETC.)

THE YORUBA AND THE ACADEMY

OTHER RELATED TOPICS