Lagos African Cluster Centre – Africa multiple: reconfiguring african studies

University of Lagos African Cluster Centre is a centre within the Institute Of African and Diaspora Studies

The Institute of African & Diaspora Studies (IADS) mourn the passing of the literary icon, Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Professor J.P. Clark. May his soul rest in peace.

A condolence register will be opened for him from tomorrow, 14th October, 2020 at the JP Clark Building, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

The world is currently in a state of war. A war without guns and bullets. A war without human soldiers. A war without borders. A war without sacred zones. However, with our collective efforts we shall win the war against COVID 19 if we adhere to personal hygiene, if we are obedient, disciplined and prayerful. Let us ‘stay safe’.

African Cluster Centre

Project Agreement signed on October 24, 2019.

Project agreement between the University of Lagos and the University of Bayreuth Germany was signed on 24th October, 2019. The agreement empowers Unilag African Cluster Centre (Lagos ACC) partner with the University of Bayreuth in the project of Reconfiguring African Studies. The other three centres in Africa in the partnership are Rhodes University, South Africa, Moi University, Kenya and Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Burkina Faso. The Project is for 7 years.

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Dr. Ousseni Illy, Associate Professor, Universite Ouaga II, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso has resumed  at the Lagos ACC  as a Visiting Research Fellow on October 17, 2020.

Dr. Obadele Kambon of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon has been awarded Lagos ACC visiting research fellowship 2020-2021. He is expected in March 2021.



Dr. Abisoye Eleshin of Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) and Dr. Saheed Bello of the Department of Creative Arts have won the highly competitive 2020 Fellowship of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies. Both Eleshin and Bello will spend 3 and 6 months respectively in the University of Bayreuth, conducting research in different areas of African Studies, especially as it relates to “Reconfiguring African Studies”.

Drs. Eleshin and Bello are the only two successful applicants from Nigeria out of the 17 who applied. They are also the two of the eventual 25 successful candidates out of the 83 who applied from all over the world.

Dr. Abisoye Eleshin

Dr. Saheed Bello

Lagos African Cluster Centre Workshop.

24th – 27th august, 2020.

“Beyond Pedagogy: Purposeful and Sustainable Learning in Africa”.

October 14, 2020 Principal Investigators' meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Dr. Franca Attoh, a Principal Investigator at the department of Sociology, University of Lagos delivered a lecture ICT Aided Mobility and Migration in West Africa: Imperative for Integration.


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