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JOB Vacancy: 4 positions of Junior Researcher in Linguistics. IFRA-Nigeria - 2017

Job Description: Contribute to the production and annotation of a 600,000 word corpus in Nigerian Pidgin (NaijaSynCor) Location: Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria IFRA Nigeria is recruting 4 junior researchers in Linguistic for its new research programme about Nigerian Pidgin, NaijaSynCor, in its UI office, 33 Amina Way, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The project called NaijaSynCor [A Corpus-based Macro-Syntactic Study of Naija (Nigerian Pidgin)] takes an exhaustive and in-depth look (...)

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Joint conference IFRA Nigeria/Institute of African Studies: "Land, Culture and Migration"

Thursday 3rd November 2016 Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan On Thursday 3rd November 2016, IFRA Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies organised a joint scientific event, a one-day conference titled “Land, Culture and Migration”. The Institute of African Studies is the main partner of IFRA within the University of Ibadan, and accommodates friendly and ex gratia our Institute in its own premises since IFRA’s opening in 1990. This partnership has always proved fruitful (...)

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IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS round table: "Environment in Nigerian Megapolises. An Ibadan Perspective"

Friday 21st October 2016, Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan On Friday 21st October 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised a great round table about “Environment in Nigerian Megapolises. An Ibadan Perspective”, in collaboration with the Institut Français of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies, within the University of Ibadan. Most of the Nigerian population lives today in cities. These have to cope with both an important demographic growth and a constant inflow (...)

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IFRA / Nigeria Watch Conference

On Thursday 6th of October, 2016, IFRA-Nigeria organized an International Conference around the book “Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, (published by IFRA Nigeria and edited by Professor Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos) at Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The conference titled “Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria” brought together specialists of violence and conflict management, among whom professors and researchers from all over (...)

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Call for papers: Insecurities in the Lake Chad basin

IFRA Nigeria is glad to share the call for papers for the 17th MegaChad colloquium, to which we partner with, titled "Insecurities in the Lake Chad basin", and hold in Nice (France) from the 14th to 16th of June 2017.

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Newcomers to the Megapolis: Lessons from Urban Villages in Shenzhen (China) and Favelas in Sao Paulo (Brazil), by David Mangin

IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS Lecture On Thursday 22nd October 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised its first lecture in collaboration with the Institut Français of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies (IAS). Titled “Newcomers to the Megapolis: Lessons from Urban Villages in Shenzhen (China) and Favelas in Sao Paulo (Brazil)” it was given by David Mangin, well known French urbanist and architect, professor at the School of Architecture of Marne-La-Vallée and at the Ecole Nationale des (...)

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New publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. N°4/2016 has been released. Dowload pdf bulletin and check latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

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Call for papers: International conference “Borders and territorial reconfigurations in the Middle East and the Sahel”

CEDEJ - Égypte Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et sociales Call for papers: Deadline extended until end of September! Conference: Aswan, January 30th-31st, 2017 The Arab uprisings lead to many political and sociological analyses but few of them consider the spatial and territorial consequences of the misnamed Arab Springs. Who would have thought that one of the effects of the protests, which started at the end of 2010, would have been to challenge the borders and (...)

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2nd IFRA Nigeria "PostCOP21" conference

"Ecological Crises In Nigeria", Monday 11th July 2016, University of Ibadan "Ecological Crises: Local and Global Perspectives", Tuesday 12th July 2016, Bogobiri House, Lagos On Monday 11th July and Tuesday 12th July 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised its second “PostCOP21” event. The first day, the event, titled “Ecological Crises in Nigeria”, was held at the Institute of African Studies, within the University of Ibadan. The second day the event, titled “Ecological Crises: Local and Global (...)

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Yoruba Name project

On Friday 1st July 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised, with the help of it’s Phd student Sara Panata, the presentation of the Yoruba Name project by Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, its founder/curator, and Laila Le Guen, the communications lead and researcher. The conference took place in Drapers’ Hall, within the Institute of African Studies. It was attended by a motivated and very reactive public of professors and students of all levels. After the presentation, the convenors facilitated an interactive workshop, (...)

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"Post COP21" event: Ecological Crisis in Nigeria

IFRA Nigeria is pleased to invite you to its second "Post COP21" event, "Ecological Crisis in Nigeria", on Monday 11th July 2016, from 12:00pm to 4pm in Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. At 12:00pm sharp, we will open this event by the screening of Nowhere To Run (2015, Nigeria, 53mn), a documentary proposed by the Musa Yar’ Adua Foundation, in collaboration with the Institut Français of Nigeria and the Thursday Film Series movie club, telling the story of (...)

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Conference: Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria

IFRA Nigeria (project Nigeria Watch) is pleased to invite the general public to attend a conference titled “Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria”. This conference will take place on the 6th of October 2016, at the Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, and will discuss in detail the book, Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, published by IFRA Nigeria with ASC Leiden (WAPOSO collection) and edited by Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de (...)

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IFRA Nigeria welcomes its new PhD student

IFRA Nigeria is pleased to welcome its new Phd student, Sara Panata, in association with the Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF). She will be hosted by IFRA Nigeria during the months to come to conduct fieldwork research in Ibadan, Lagos, Benin City, Enugu and Calabar. Presentation: I am a PhD student at University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA/Nigeria) and at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The first (...)

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WAPOSO Series Publication: Violence in Nigeria: a qualitative and quantitative analysis

One of our latest publications, Violence in Nigeria: a qualitative and quantitative analysis, edited by M.A. Perouse de Montclos, is now available in open access on the website of the co-publisher, the African Studies Centre of Leiden: http://www.ascleiden.nl/news/violen...

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1st IFRA-Nigeria « post COP21 » conference : "Waste in the City: Social Sciences Perspectives from Lagos and Ibadan"

On Wednesday 23rd March 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised its first “post COP21” conference, entitled “Waste in the City: Social Sciences Perspectives in Lagos and Ibadan”. Hosted by Dr Olayoku, IFRA fellow and adjunct at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, the conference took place in Draper’s Hall, within the Institute of African Studies.

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Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation Research Project – Methodological Workshop

Our Research programme on Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Nigeria held its methodology workshop on March 11th at the University of Ibadan.

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Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation Research Project – Fieldwork

Researchers working on the Research programme “Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Nigeria” conducted their fieldwork in Abuja, Lagos, Benin City, Ibadan, Shaki and Seme between December 2015 and March 2016.

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Launch of Dr Michka Sachnine’s book "Grammaire du Yoruba standard"

On Wednesday, the 3rd of February, IFRA organized the launch of Dr Michka Sachnine’s book Grammaire du Yoruba standard. The event took place from 1 pm to 3 pm in Lady Anthony Banks Hall, a location graciously shared with IFRA by the Institute of African Studies. It was attended by a motivated and expert public, among whom was former presidential candidate and personal long-time friend of Dr Sachnine, Professor Remi Sonaiya, with her husband, Professor Sonaiya, both from Ile-Ife University. (...)

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Human trafficking project Workshop and Meetings

The project held his preliminary meeting in September 2015 at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. The meeting gathered together the junior researchers involved in the project. The presentation of the project and the researchers was followed by a brainstorming session which permitted to define the different research axes. The project team is now looking forward to meet again for the mid-term methodology workshop that will be held in early (...)

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Nigeria Watch Invisible Violence Project : new e-paper online

IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of the last E-paper from the Invisible Violence Project

Following the serie of e-papers from the Nigeria Watch Project and the Invisible Violence Project, this paper WP24 by Aduku explores violence-related deaths in four LGAs of Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria.

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Uncovering African Agency - Trade, Cultural Exchange and Imperial Encounters in the Nineteenth-Century Niger Delta by Julia Binter

Julia Binter, a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at the University of Oxford working on precolonial trade and cultural exchange in the Niger Delta who stays in Ibadan in IFRA guest house for some days, made a presentation which was organized and facilitated by IFRA in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Ibadan. On the 28th of October 2015, at the Lecture room in the department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Miss Binter presented (...)

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IFRA Nigeria is pleased to welcome his new Researcher, Dr Emilie Guitard

"As a Doctor in Social Anthropology (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), I study the relationship between urban African societies and their environments. My PhD research was conducted between 2007 and 2011 with public authorities and city-dwellers of two North Cameroonian, middle-size cities (Garoua and Maroua); it focused on the perceptions and the institutional and popular practices of waste management, linked to power relations (http://www.theses.fr/2014PA100142). In keeping (...)

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IFRA-Research Fellowship meeting - 2nd October 2015

Dr Chux Iwu was the guest of our last IFRA Research Fellowship meeting. Dr Chux teaches Management and Entrepreneurial Studies in Cape Peninsula University (South Africa). During this meeting, he adressed the issue of " Writing Articles for Journal Publications from Theses / Dissertation” and empowered the fellows with practical tips. Dr Chux Iwu (Cape Peninsula University, SA) and the IFRA Research (...)

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New publication available from the IFRA-Nigeria e-paper serie

In this paper Wassouni F. raises the issue of patrimony legacy, tourism potentialities and developement in north-western Cameroon : http://www.ifra-nigeria.org/publications/ifra-e-papers/ifra-e-papers-108/article/wassouni-francois-2015-patrimoine

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Nigeria Watch Project - Invisible Violence Project : new e-papers online

IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of two new E-Papers from the Nigeria Watch - Invisible Violence Project. Following the serie of e-papers from the Nigeria Watch Project and the Invisible Violence Project, two new e-papers are now available online: 15 (Abodurin & Babajide ’Dotun), and 19 (Titus) treat about LGAs where no violent deaths have been recorded in the database since 2006. Learn more: TITUS Olusegun Stephen (2015). A Study of Violence-Related Deaths in Mopa-Muro (...)

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Distinguished public Lectures: Encounters in Nigeria

Tuesday, 14th of July 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Venue: Drapper’s Hall IFRA-Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, will welcome Dr Spiesse-Fourchard, Dr Leslie James and Professor Brian Larkin to a Distinguished Personality Lecture entitled “Encounters in Nigeria”. This title derives from the fact the all the communications are addressing more or less directly the issue of Encounter: Encounter between local and global art market, encounter between Nigerian and (...)

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Nigeria Watch new e-paper available

JIMOH Akinsola (2015) "Maritime Piracy and Lethal Violence Offshore in Nigeria" The Nigeria Watch (NW) dataset recorded 18,009 fatalities caused by violence in Nigeria’s coastal states from 2006 to 2014. During the same period, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) dataset reported less than 20 deaths resulting directly from piracy attacks...

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