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Summer Institute 2018

In August 2018, an impressive number of senior scholars from Nigeria, other parts of Africa and globally renowned universities such as Oxford University, King’s College, Princeton, Harvard, University of Leiden, Boston College and others, participated in the 2nd Ife Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), which held at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) from 23rd July – August 3rd, 2018. The participants engaged a wide range of themes and issues designed to deepen the understanding of research and teaching mission in the academy. The theme of the Summer Institute Programme was “The Knowledge Society and the Challenges of Doing Research in Africa: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches.” The Programme, a manifestation of the desire to innovate in the face of changing needs and circumstances in a global age, exposed participants to the fundamentals of research and scholarship in the Humanities and the Social Sciences with emphasis on global best practices, rigour and the internationalization of knowledge.