HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE at UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
The Humboldt Kolleg in the Humanities in Nigeria (HKHN) Conference will hold at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria from February 19 to 22, 2018. The theme of the conference is: “Of Texts, Spaces, Signs and Symbols: Questing Corpora for Translational Research in the Humanities”.
Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, the HKHN offers a platform to researchers, including literary scholars, sociologists, linguists, historians, anthropologists, philosophers and behavioural scientists, to reflect on a range of ideas on the functions, aesthetics and implications of building corpora for the study of texts, entities, events, and concepts in the presentation of both conventional and radical knowledge productions in the humanities.
The conference is a unique gathering of academics, including Humboldt Fellows and other distinguished scholars from Nigeria, Togo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Germany.
To be hosted by UI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka (himself a distinguished Humboldtian), the conference will be chaired by Emeritus Prof. Ayo Banjo, FNAL, CON, NNOM. Special Guest of Honour is Mr. Ingo Herbert, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria.
The keynote lecture - “Epistolary Exchange and Intercultural Translation: Reflections on Corpora from the Janheinz Jahn Archive" – will be delivered on February 20, 2018, by Prof. Dr. Susanne Gehrmann, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Convener: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade