INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES – HISTORY
Original Mandate or Vision of the Institute:
To operate as a research and Post-graduate teaching center with emphasis on all aspects of life and the culture of Africans.
Specific Aims or Mission of the Institute:
- A serious study of Nigerian societies and cultures with particular emphasis on the peoples of the south-eastern states.
- Providing research opportunities and experience to young Nigerian scholars and others.
- Providing an institutional base for visiting Africans from other universities.
- Creating and sustaining an academic environment in which scholarly enterprises can flourish and interdisciplinary efforts promoted and regarded.
- Building up institutional resources such as a research library, museum, art gallery, Cinema studio and visual library etc, in support of the University’s research and teaching functions.
- Supporting a publications programme that gives visibility to the works of the Institute and also other activities sponsored by it.
List of Directors (1963-2012):
|Prof. W.L. Hansberry (non-resident Director)||1963-64|
|Prof. E.W. Blyden III (Political Scientist)||1964-66|
|Dr. S.N. Nwabara (Historian) acting||1966-71|
|Dr. A.E. Afigbo (Historian) acting||1971-72|
|Prof. S.N. Nwabara||1972-81|
|Prof. D.I. Nwoga (English)||1981-84|
|Prof. Uche Okeke (Fine/Applied Arts)||1984-86|
|Prof. C.C. Aniakor (Fine/ Applied Arts)||1986-88|
|Prof. S.A. Ekwelie (Mass Communication)||1988-89|
|Prof. A.E. Afigbo||1989-92|
|Prof. I.T.K. Egonu||1992-96|
|Prof. O.U. Kalu (Religion)||1996-98|
|Prof. O.O. Enekwe (Theatre Arts/ Film Studies)||1998-04|
|Prof. Aloy Ohaegbu||2004-06|
|Prof. Emeka Otagburuagu (English)||2006-10|
|Prof. Sam Onuigbo (English)||2010-|
History of the Directors of the Institute of African studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka