“7th ANNUAL IGBO CONFERENCE – MEMORY, CULTURE & COMMUNITY”

Saturday 21st April 2018 @ The Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London (School of Oriental & African Studies), Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

This one-day international conference will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference is the seventh edition of the annual international Igbo Conference, which has taken place at SOAS, University of London since its beginnings in 2012.

The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas. During the course of the day, the conference will put on a series of workshops which will provide members of the public the skills to compile and collate content on Igbo culture and heritage through the medium of film, photography and writing.

The 7th Igbo conference is a natural progression in the “Know Your History” series as it focuses on the need to preserve records and oral histories in order to expand our understanding of the history, culture and customs of the Igbo.

The conference will also stage the official launch and unveiling of the ‘Online Igbo Studies Encyclopaedia’ and archive, which is a freely accessible web based heritage project of the ‘Igbo Studies Initiative’.

The conference will include skills based workshops, talks, discussions and a screening of a brand new Documentary film on The New Yam festival in Igbo land ‘Harvest of Pride: Iri Ji Ndi Igbo’ by Award winning film maker Ujuaku Akukwe-Nwakalor. which is arguably the most famous festival of the Igbo people.

The conference is an amazing day of education and immersion about recording and preserving our family and community memories, stories, archives and exploring Igbo history.

For more information and tickets, visit www.igboconference.com/tickets