December 2016


Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) 2016 award and induction ceremony

The Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) will be awarding some distinguished Nigerians who have contributed immensely to the discipline of history, especially the return of history to primary and secondary school curriculum. The awardees include, the Minister of Education, MAL. ADAMU ADAMU, Senators, Hounorables, Professors and other distinguished personalities. Also, for the first time in the history of the society, new members will be inducted in to the society. The venue is Barcelona Hotel, Wuse 11, Abuja. Attendance is strictly by invitation.


The Council of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) will be meeting in Abuja from 14- 16 December, 2016.

The Council of the Historical Society of Nigeria will be having its meeting on the 14-16 December, 2016, in Abuja, to discourse crucial issues affecting the discipline. Long live the Historical Society of Nigeria.


Deadline for submission of abstract extended

The editor of the Tarikh, of the Historical Society of Nigeria, has announced extension of deadline of abstract to 31 January, 2017. Interested contributors are advised to send in their abstract before the new deadline. Long live HSN.







November 2016


Post Conference briefing (61st Annual Conference)

Dear Colleagues, Let me begin by congratulating you all for your election/re-election to Council for the next two years (2016-2018).I also wish to congratulate you for a successful annual conference and congress meeting of the HSN in Port Harcourt.





May 2016


HSN 61st Conference

Call for papers in collaboration with University of port harcourt and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education


Download Brochure form





August 2015


The Annual Africa Conference

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN The Annual Africa Conference




August 2015


First International Conference

First International Conference Department Of History And International Studies Faculty Of Arts Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria In Collaboration With Historical Society Of Nigeria (Hsn) Call For Papers



Deadline for submission of manuscripts for volume 1 of 2015 is 31 March 2015




March 2015


Historical bulletin: The Newsletter Of The Historical Society Of Nigeria




Sep 2014


New executive members of the Historical Society of Nigeria were elected at Annual General Meeting of the Society, during the 58th/59th Annual Congress held at University of Nigeria, Nsukka,  Enugu State on 22nd – 25th September 2014





Exit of the AVATAR. Emeritus Professor J.F. Ade-Ajayi



Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) mourns the AVATAR – Emeritus Professor of History and former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (1972-1978),  J.F. Ade-Ajayi, aged 85years. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen





HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA 58th/59th Annual Conference

(Nigeria’s Premier Academic Association)

In Collaboration with the Department of History and International Studies
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA Announces its 58th/59th Annual Conference on the Theme:
Nigeria: 100 Years After the Amalgamation

CONFERENCE DATE: 22ND – 25TH September 2014

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The political surgery conducted on the various ethnic nationalities in Nigeria by Britain without the application of any form of anaesthesia was stitched in 1914 by a political cum administrative thread christened amalgamation. Nigerians have had diverse views of that particular exercise as well as its contraption as they have continued to grapple with the wounds and pains of the surgery. In 2014, the nation marked the centenary of the amalgamation. However, what is obvious is that the nationals are confronted with myriads of questions in the search for a harmonious existence. The need to find answers to questions relating to Nigeria’s corporate existence- the national question- gave rise to the present national conference even as some professional organizations have kicked against the convoking of the conference. In the midst of contending shades of opinion, HSN as the custodian of the nation's memory is expected to contribute meaningfully to this national debate to help the nation’s ship anchor perfectly well - this is the justification for this conference and its timing as participants are expected to address the issues in the sub-theme with a keen hold on the past.

1. Theoretical issues on the concept of amalgamation
2. Nigeria on the Eve of Amalgamation: Issues & Debates
3. Constitutional Issues Confronting Nigeria since the Amalgamation
4. Socio-economic Developments in Nigeria since 1914
5. Educational Development in Nigeria since 1914
6. The Military in Nigerian Life since 1914
7. Perspectives on Separatist Agitations in Nigeria since 1914
8. The Challenge of Ethnocentrism in Nigeria since 1914
9. The Religious Factor in Nigeria since 1914
10. The Nigerian Judiciary since 1914
11. Urbanization and Infrastructural Expansion since Amalgamation
12. Civil Society and Human Righ
13. Youth programmes and policies in Nigeria since 1914
14. Ethnicity, sub-nationalities and citizenship since 1914.
15. Gender and questions of sexuality since amalgamation
16. Labour Struggles since 1914.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Abstract of not more than 300 words should be sent electronically to any of the following email ,, on or before June 12, 2014. All authors should state their email address and phone number to help hasten communication. Authors of accepted abstracts would be notified on or before June 17, 2014. Full papers are expected to be turned in by August 5, 2014. Referencing style is Chicago style using either footnotes or endnotes.




17 February 2014


Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) Colloquium on Nigeria’s Amalgamation and Centenary

The President, Executive Committee, and Council of the Historical Society of Nigeria announce its Colloquium on Nigeria’s amalgamation and Centenary, entitled: “Nigeria’s Amalgamation and Centenary in Retrospect: Perspectives on the Gains, the Pains/Challenges, and the Future”

Dates: Tuesday February 18 to Thursday 21, 2014

Venue: Ladi Kwali, Abuja Sheraton Hotel