Reconnecting Africa: Achievements and Perspectives – Ibadan / June 23th

 

Reconnecting Africa: Achievements and Perspectives

Globafrica Workshop

Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

Friday June 23, 2017

 

9:00-9:15: Welcome introduction: Elodie Apard, Director, IFRA-Nigeria

PANEL I: Globafrica: Emerging data [Chair: Prof. Jonathan O. Aleru]

9:15-9:30: Multiplying evidences of connection in precolonial Africa – Adrien Delmas, Team leader, Globafrica Project

9:35-9:50: Globafrica in Nigeria (I) – After Willett: New light on ItaYemoo, Ile Ife – Adisa Ogunfolakan, Museum of Natural History, OAU, Ile-Ife and Gérard Chouin, William & Mary, co-directors of the Ife-Sungbo Archaeological Project

9:55-10:10: Globafrica in Nigeria (II) – Sungbo’s Eredo: Its chronology and its place in Ijebu’s historiography – Olarewaju B. Lasisi, PhD student, William & Mary and Gérard Chouin, co-director of the Ife-Sungbo Archaeological Project

10:10-10:30: Discussion

10:30-11:00: Snacks and drinks

 

PANEL II: Ijebu’s past: New historical and archaeological insights [Chair: Prof. Steven Afolami]

11:00-11:15: The Age and Kings of the Ijebu Kingdom – Olutunde Oduwobi, University of Lagos

11:20-11:35: Iron Working Technology and earthwork construction in Ancient Ijebuland, South Western Nigeria Olusegun Opadeji, University of Ibadan

11:40-11:55: Preservation of the Sungbo’s Moat for sustainable World Heritage Site – David Aremu, University of Ibadan

11:55-12:10: Idoko kingdom – the probable builder of Eredo – Olusegun Moyib, University of Ibadan

12:10-12:40: Discussion

12:40-1:30: Lunch

 

PANEL III: Ife’s past: New historical and archaeological insights [Chair: Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi]

1:30-1:45: Sacred Sites and Native Significance: Iranje-Ile Obatala Temple as a Case Study – Ayomipo Odeyemi

1:50-2:05: 2017 Survey of Ile-Ife – Léa Roth, IMAF, University of Paris-I

2:05-2:20: 2017 Excavations at Ile-Ife – Adisa Ogunfolakan, Museum of Natural History, OAU, Ile-Ife and Gérard Chouin, William & Mary, co-directors of the Ife-Sungbo Archaeological Project

2:25-2:55: Discussions

3:00-3:30: Snacks

 

PANEL IV: Towards an Archaeology of Streets, Paths, Routes and Networks in Africa: exploring new directions [Chair: Prof. Caleb A. Folorunso]

3:30-3:45: Routes, networks, and glass beads in early Ile-Ife – Babalola Babatunde, Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University

3:50-4:05: Long-distance connections between the Swahili Coast and its interior ca.1550-1800. A review of the evidence – Thomas Vernet-Habasque, Director, IFAS-Research Johannesburg

4:10-4:25 pm: Ruins and routes from the plateau to the coast in South-East Africa – Adrien Delmas, IMAF

4:30–4:45 pm: How did prestige goods circulated in West Africa before the 18th century – Gérard Chouin, William & Mary

4:45-5:00 pm: Geophysical survey of archaeological sites – M. O. Olorunfemi

5:00-5:40 pm: Discussion and way forward