Centre for Cultural Studies

About Us
Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary field that cuts across a wide range of fields such as sociology, anthropology, politics, history, economics, philosophy, literature, communication and even much more under social sciences,political science,arts,and humanities.It can be simply defined as the study of the ways in which cultures are formed and organised as well as ways in which it evolves and changes over time. It also covers how cultural practices relate and affect everyday life, history,structure of power, ideology, economy, politics, knowledge, technology and the environment. It is on the above premise that the Council of Federal University of Lafia,approved the establishment of the Centre for Cultural Studies in June, 2023.

i. Development of academic curricula for the academic programmes
ii. Collection of traditional material culture and document same with a view to preserving and retrieving for further scholarly research.
iii. Organising periodic workshops, seminars, conferences, and exhibitions of the collected
documented material and non-material cultures of the different regions in Nigeria.
iv. Float peer-reviewed journals focusing on cultural heritage.
v. Work in tandem with relevant Departments (examples:Visual and Creative Arts,Arabic
Studies and Theatre and Media Arts etcetera) to organise exhibition and cultural day.
vi. Initiate and collaborate with other research centers, institutes and organisation in Nigeria and across the globe.
vii. Organise annual cultural exhibitions in music, dance, arts and crafts, fashion, as well as conferences and workshops.
viii. Collect cultural items, archival materials and non-material culture such as oral sources for proper documentation,analysis and dissemination.
ix. Design research proposals of significant cultural impact and seek partnership with donor agencies.
x. Organise national and international training workshops and conferences in relevant areas of cultural studies within and outside Nigeria.
xi. Provide consultancy services to state and national governments, organisations within and outside Nigeria on cultural matters and other related subjects.
xii. Generate indexes of major past and present indigenous personalities in various traditional fields of creative endeavours in Nigeria (arts and crafts, sculptor, solo artists, dance and music societies, etcetera).
xiii. Interface with other research centres and institutes in Nigeria and beyond for global exchange of ideas and research documentation and dissemination.
xiv. Collaborate with funding agencies across the globe.
xv. Initiate book publication from various research on Nigeria cultural heritage and Africa at large.
xvi. Collection and preservation of published and unpublished ancient manuscripts.
Aims & objectives
To research, document, and disseminate the culture and civilisation of Nigerian nationalities for global consumption and to further enhance nation building.
To be a renowned Centre for research, documentation and dissemination of culture and civilisation with particular emphasis on Nigerian nationalities and as global leading cultural research centre
- Honesty    - Preservation    - Enlightenment
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Welcome to the Centre for Cultural Studies (CCS). The Centre sets to provide educational research platform, cultural resources, academic/intellectual opportunities and services embodying Federal University of Lafia’s identity and commitment to academic excellence.The Centre comprise areas of African studies with specialisations such as Anthropology, History, Law, Music,Visual Arts/ Art History, Ethno-medicine, Religion and Belief Systems, Cultural and Media Studies, Literary Studies, Translation and Creative works on the African continent and the wider world.

Prof. Zara E. Kwaghe

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