In recent years religious movements in Nigeria have increasingly sought to assert themselves by taking over public space. This occurs physically, through the massing of bodies, but also visually through posters, stickers, banners, and sonically through public preaching and loudspeakers. This workshop examines uses and conflicts over public space in the highly rivalrous and competitive religious environment of northern Nigeria. Interested parties are asked to contact Marianna Pecoraro @ [email protected]. Participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers.
Cosponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, and the Institute for African Studies, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.