MIASA, UG celebrates life, legacy of renowned Philosopher, Anton Wilhelm Amo
The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) at the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Classics and the Institute of African Studies, has organized the maiden edition of the Anton Wilhelm Amo Lecture and Symposium.
The Lecture is aimed at celebrating the life, work, and legacy of Anton Wilhelm Amo, a renowned 18th century Ghanaian Philosopher who became the first African-born university lecturer in Europe at the universities of Halle and Jena (now Germany).
According to her Professor, Sylvia Tamale, Makerere University, said, the commemorative Lecture and Symposium held from November was organised with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the German Embassy in Accra.
She said, Ahead of the maiden lecture, there was the unveiling of a renewed Anton Wilhelm Amo commemorative plaque at the Department of Philosophy and Classics.
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ghana,
Professor, Sylvia Tamale, Makerere University, unveiled the plague and also presided over the second lecture held at the great hall of the University of Ghana, Legon.
In her brief remarks ahead of the main lecture, Vice- Chancellor Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, noted that the institutionalization of an annual lecture to honour the life and memory of the Ghanaian Philosopher is historic.
She added that the annual lecture will serve as a catalyst to showcase the example and achievements of Anton Wilhelm Amo, to motivate future Philosophers in their work and studies.
The story by Fada Amakye from Daily Sun online106.com