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Conference in Honour of Prof. Atta Gyamfi Britwum

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:30am
Amissah-Arthur Language Centre
Organized By
Department of French
Special Guest: Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah (Vice-Chancellor, UCC)
Chairperson: Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh Ampiah (Provost, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, UCC)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Kwame Opoku-Agyeman (Former Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Kessben University College, Kuntenase)
Chairperson: Prof. Raymond N. Osei (Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, UCC)
Chairperson: Prof. Edoh Torgah (Former Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts, UCC)
Chairperson: Prof. Joseph B. A Afful (Dean, Faculty of Arts, UCC)


This conference is organised in honour of Prof. Atta Gyamfi Britwum, one of the pioneers of the Department in recognition of his long service and the quality of his contribution towards the advancement of the Department.  

The three-day conference organised under the theme: Literature and the Humanities in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives brings together some of the best brains in the Humanities across the sub-region to examine issues relating to the theme.

It will be climaxed by a round-table discussion and an interaction with Prof. A. G. Britwum who has dedicated his life’s work to the promotion of literature in particular and the Humanities in general.



Wednesday 13th March 2019         Opening Ceremony  and Parallel Sessions

                                                          Opening Ceremony           8:30 am

                                                          Parallel Sessions               11:30 am

Thursday 14th March 2019             Parallel Sessions and Campus Tour

                                                          Parallel Sessions               8:30 am

                                                          Campus Tour and Excursion  2: 00 pm

Friday      15th March 2019             Round-Table Discussion and time with Prof. Atta Gyamfi Britwum

                                                          Round-Table Discussion        9:00 am

                                                         Closing Ceremony                  1:30 pm

                                                         Conference Dinner                 6:00 pm


Round-table Discussants 

  1. Prof Lawrence K Owusu-Ansah - Former Dean, School of Graduate Studies  University of Cape Coast
  2. Prof. Nana Jane Opoku-Agyemang - Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Coast and Minister of Education
  3. Mr. Kwesi Pratt Junior - Journalist and Editor-In-Chief, The Insight Newspaper
  4. Prof. Victor K Yankah - Former Head, Department of Theatre and Films Studies University of Cape Coast 
Key Features / Side Attractions
Round-table Discussion
Parallel Sessions
Time with Prof. Atta Gyamfi Britwum