The Witchcraft Conference Papers

On November 26, 2019, the Prof. B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research opened a conference whose theme was initially advertised as “Witchcraft: meaning, factors and practices” at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Following outcries from especially the Christian community, the centre changed the theme to “Dimensions of human behaviours.”

The proposed keynote speaker, Professor David Ker, withdrew from the conference, but two lead papers were presented on November 26. They are:

*Which Witch? What Anthropology Knows of the Adult Bugbear by Professor Peter J. Ezeh

*The Wealthy Are No Witches: Towards an Epistemology and Ideology of Witchcraft by Professor Damian U. Opata

At least 36 other papers on witchcraft were listed in the conference’s brochure.

Eyeway’s Aniebo Nwamu attended the conference, and his article on witchcraft has been published this Wednesday.

UPDATE: We have, on March 27, 2020, removed the two papers from this website. In their stead, we’re publishing an ebook under a series “Witchcraft Decoded“, with the editor’s preface. Please watch this site to download the book in PDF format.

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