Ifunanya of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos is the winner of the essay competition “What Black History means to me”. Click to read essay

2020 Black History month

Pictures taken between February 11 and 13, 2020 during the Black History Month activities organised by the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) in conjunction with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC).


History and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts paid a visit to IADS at the commencement of their 4-day Black History Month on Feb 26,2020.

Dr. Abisoye Eleshin of the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and Dr. Saheed Bello of the Creative Arts Department have been awarded Fellowships of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies for a period of 3 and 6 months respectively.

Dr. Eleshin is assigned to Knowledges Research section while Dr. Saheed Bello is assigned to Arts and Aesthetics and Knowledges.

Dr. Akin-Otiko, a Research Fellow in IADS commenced a 2 month Fellowship at the University of Bayreuth, Germany on February 2, 2020. A fellow of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African studies, Dr. Otiko will be working with Prof. Eva Spies on the project “RECONFIGURING BIO-ETHICAL THEORIES OF RELATIONSHIP IN THE PRACTICE OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AMONG THE YORUBA OF WEST AFRICA”  during his stay in Bayreuth.

2019 Annual Report

Migration and Cross-Border Relations

Diaspora and Global Africa

Governance and Financial Integrity

Environment, Urbanization and Population Studies

Gender, Culture and Identity

Peace and Conflict