A one-day seminar was held on Monday December 19th 2016, by the Department of Geography in honour of Professor Celia Nyamweru. The seminar was a first step of presentation of ideas which will be later developed for an edited book volume: ‘Millennial Global Transformation: From the Physical to the Anthropocene, Essays in honour of Prof Celia Nyamweru’. This seminar was convened by Department of Geography, Kenyatta University and Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi. The seminar was held at the Graduate School Building, Kenyatta University on Monday December 19th 2016.
A total of 35 abstracts and ideas for paper were received. The oral presentations were made in two parallel sessions during the morning period immediately after the opening address by 31 participants. Full papers were also received from other participants from Diaspora who are associated with the Department of Geography. A team of five panellists led a roundtable discussion on ‘Role of elders in socio-economic affairs and role of vernacular FM stations – Implications to evolution of democratic society’. The opening session was done by the Research Division of Kenyatta University represented by the Director Research Dissemination and Uptake.
The objectives of the seminar were:
- To develop a community of ideas among scholars in the Department of Geography, Kenyatta University and Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.
- To provide a platform that can enhance discussion of scholarly ideas as well as publishing of scholarly academic articles.
- To develop the presentations and ideas in chapters and publish books thereby initiating academic publishing.
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