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Scholarly Activities

Scholarly Lecture Series (SLS): Members of Calabar School of Philosophy meet every four months to share new thoughts developed by some of its members. Normally a lecture is given by a duly “elected” member followed by a session called professional objections by members who had all read the paper in advance.

Members who are not in Calabar and who could not attend in person are allowed to send in their thoughts (professional objections) (500 words Max, typewritten and submitted to secretariat at least 24 hours before the lecture through: csp.info@unical.edu.ng with the subject head as PROFESSIONAL OBJECTION).

The presented lectures are later published as monographs. African Philosophy Olympic (APO): Once every two years, usually during the last quarter of each year, the CSP organizes an open annual congress where the members, intending members and general scholars converge in a scholarly conference tagged African Philosophy Olympic. Each Olympic/conference is given a theme which guides the papers submitted for the event.

The papers presented in the conference are reviewed and published thereafter as the proceeding of the school. Sponsors and collaborators are especially solicited.

Monthly Scholarly Gathering (MSG) is another academic activity of the Calabar School of Philosophy. This provides a forum once every month for members to converge and discuss a specifically chosen theme. Each member is allowed time to read out a five hundred word submission at the end of which a moderated conversation will ensue amongst members on each other’s thoughts. This is mainly a platform to examine social institutions.

The discussions from the MSGs are gathered and published as the bulletin of The Calabar School of Philosophy once every six months.

Africa’s Intellectual History Days (AIHD) is a regular event that marks special days in Africa’s intellectual history. Such important days like Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley, W.E. Du Bios, Malcom X, 21 March - Human Rights Day, 27 April – Freedom day, 21 October – Africa Human Rights Day, World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002, 24 September – Heritage Day, 05 June – World Environment Day, 16 June - Youth Day, 09 August – Women’s Day etc.