Dr Olasope O.O.

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Dr. Olakunbi Ojuolape Olasope

Birth date: 1971-08-14

Senior Lecturer

Department of Classics

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan


Telephone number: +234-8037119459

E-Mail address: [email protected]


University Education:

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria  - 1987 – 1991
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria  - 1992 – 1994
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria  - 1996 – 2005 

Academic Qualifications (with dates and granting bodies): 

B.A (Hons) Classics, University of Ibadan - 1991
M.A Classics, University of Ibadan  - 1994
PhD Classics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan - 2005 



Details of Teaching Experience at University Level:

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan,       March 5, 1997-Sept. 30, 1999.
Lecturer II, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan, Oct. 1, 1999 –Sept. 30, 2004.
Lecturer I, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan,      October 1, 2004 – till date  

Membership of Learned Societies: 

  1. Member, Classical Association of Nigeria (CAN).
  2. Member, International Federation of Societies of Classical Studies (F.I.E.C).
  3. Associate Member, International Medieval Institute (I.M.I), Leeds.  
  4. Member, Society for the promotion of Roman Studies, London, U.K.
  5. Member, African Literature Association, U.S.A.
  6. Member, Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians: Women in Culture and Religion
  7. Member, American Studies Association of Nigeria.
  8. Member, Women’s History Network, U.K.
  9. Member, African Studies Association, UK.
  10. Member, Association of Women in Development (AWID), Canada  



  1. Olasope, O.O (1997) Roman Attitudes to the Early Christians in the First and Second Centuries. Seminar Paper Delivered in the Department of Classics, University of Ibadan.  

In Progress:  

  1. Adornment in Antiquity. 

Dissertations and Thesis   

  1. Olasope O.O. (1991) The Trial of Jesus and the Roman Legal Processes, B.A Long essay. 
  2. Olasope O.O. (1994) The Roman Legal Realities in the Gospel of Luke and The Acts of The Apostles, M.A dissertation.   
  3. Olasope O.O. (2005) The Ideal of Univira in Traditional Marriage Systems in Ancient Rome and Yorubaland, PhD thesis. 



Books Already Published      None
Chapters in Books Already Published.

  1. Olasope O.O. (2002): Greek and Yoruba Beliefs in Sophocles’ Antigone and Femi Osofisan’s Adaptation, Tegonni: Papers in Honour of Tekena N. Tamuno ed. Egbe Ifie, P. 408 – 420.    
  2. Olasope O.O (2004): The extent of the powers of the  paterfamilias and Olori-ebi in Ancient Roman and Yoruba Cultures, Wole Soyinka @70 Festschrift, LACE Occasional Publications Series 22, p809-836

Articles that have Already Appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings: Nil 

Patents:  Nil Articles that have Already Appeared in Learned Journals  

  1. Olasope, O.O. (2001): The Roman Slave and His Prospects in the Late Republic and Early Empire, Castalia Vol. 6, P 63 – 71.
  2. Olasope, O.O. (2004) Gender Discriminations in Classical Rome.   Ibadan Journal of European Studies. No. 4, P 80-95  
  3. Olasope, O.O (2005) Differential Equations: Bride-Price and Dowry in Ancient Roman and Yoruba Cultures,Nigeria and the Classics Vol.21, p.71-77. 

Books, Chapters in Books and Articles Already Accepted for Publication

  1. Olasope, O.O. (2007): Sexual Exploitation of Women: Rape and Adultery in Classical and Yoruba Societies 
  2. Olasope, O.O. (2007) Roman Jewellery, Benin Beads for Class  Structures: Significance of Adornment in Ancient Cultures. 
  3. Olasope, O.O. (2007) Patriarchy and Classical Athens: State Regulation of the Lives of Women.  


  1. Olasope O.O. (2006): Marriage Alliances in Ancient Rome. Ibadan: Hope Library of Liberal Arts Series

Major Conferences Attended (in the last 5 years)  

  1. Women’s History Network, 13th Annual Conference, Hull, UK. 2004 “Between Cornelia and Agrippina: A historical re-consideration”. 
  2. Sixth European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, 22-25 March 2006. Differential Equation: Dowry and bride-price in ancient Roman and Yoruba Cultures.
  3. Women’s History Network, 15th Annual Conference, Thinking Women: Education, Culture and Society, Durham, September 1-3, 2006. 
  4. Women’s History Network, 16th Annual Conference, Collecting Women’s Lives, Winchester, September 7-9, 2007. 


Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with dates)             

  1. Visiting Scholar, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2002.
  2. University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant, 2005/2006.
  3. British Academy Visiting Fellow, Oriel College, Oxford, Trinity Term, 2007.
  4. Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) Post-doctoral Fellowship, August 2007.

Other information

Seminars/Conferences Attended:

  • The seventeenth Annual Colloquim on the Novel, Groningen, Netherlands, April 24 - 27, 1994.
  • Omero Tremila Anni Dopo, Genova, July 6 - 8, 2000,Italy.
  • The Relevance of Classical Studies in the 21st Century: Draper Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Feb., 2001.
  • International Medieval Congress, International Medieval Institute, Leeds, July 9-12, 2001
  • 13th Annual Conference of the Women's History Network, Hull, United Kingdom, Sept. 3 - 5, 2004.
  • 30th Annual Meeting and Conference of African Literature Association, Wisconsin, Madison, April 14-18, 2004.
  • 11th Annual Conference of American Studies Association of Nigeria Sept 15 - 18, 2004, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • 31st Annual Meeting and Conference of African Literature Association, Boulder, Colorado, April 6-10, 2005
  • 4th Information & Communication Technology Capacity Building Programme (CBP). 11th - 29th July, 2005.
  • 14th Annual Conference of the Women's History Network, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, Sept 2-4, 2005


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