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Call for proposals - Workshop on “Religious Architectural Heritage in Ibadan” (October 19th, 2022 - University of Ibadan / online)



As part of both its programmes on Digital Humanities and on Nigerian religious dynamics, IFRA-Nigeria is launching a new research project on the religious architectural heritage of Ibadan. Drawing from the fields of Digital Humanities, Architecture and the Socio-anthropology of religion, the objective is to map out, research and analyse the rich history and diverse aesthetics of all religious buildings in the capital of Oyo State. The project also has a strong training component, in order to develop the use of digital tools for the analysis and protection of religious architectural heritage. Finally, it aims at promoting the results of the project to a wider audience with the objective of sensitising the public on the need for preservation of this heritage. 

To kickstart the project, IFRA-Nigeria is organising a Workshop that will take place on Wednesday 19th of October at the University of Ibadan. The objective is to gather academics and professionals with a specific interest in the project in order to sum-up the existing research and literature on the topic and map out key future topics of research and engagement. 


The workshop will be open to graduate students, PhD students as well as researchers, affiliated with university institutions or independant. Colleagues who would like to participate in the workshop are invited to submit both a 500-word proposal for their intervention as well as a 500-word profile. As deemed necessary by the organisers, the costs of transport and accommodation (for selected speakers based in Nigeria) will be covered. Online participation will also be possible via Zoom.


Click here to submit your proposal, no later than the 5th of October.


Project Team :

  • Dr Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud (IFRA-Nigeria) : Scientific Coordinator
  • Prof Cordelia Osasona (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) : Senior Research Associate
  • Chimaroke Kenneth Uwamanze : Project Coordinator


Tags: Religion, Ibadan, digital humanities, architecture

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