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Seminar/Workshop: bibliographical research

On Tuesday 28th of February, IFRA set up its first research seminar of 2017 at the IFRA library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. The seminar was intended for IFRA research fellows and followed a campaign for the renewal of our research fellowship programme. We were happy to receive a great number of registration requests for this event with diverse affiliations (peace and conflict studies, geography, anthropology, gender studies…). 18 people participated in this first session.

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IFRA Nigeria/IAS lecture: "Global science - local technology: Archaeology of glass production in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (ca. 1000 – 1500 AD)" - Dr. Abidemi Babatunde Babalola

On Thursday 26th January, IFRA Nigeria was very pleased to organise jointly with the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan a public lecture entitled "Global science - local technology: Archaeology of glass production in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (ca. 1000 – 1500 AD)" given by Dr. Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, from Harvard University (USA).

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Latest 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. Every two months, a downloadable bulletin is published here to present an almost exhaustive list of most recent publications. Authors as well as users are invited to submit references through the link below.

To send a new reference to IFRA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest edition is available here:

 

Call for application: Conference funding

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering a series of small grants to support valuable graduate students presenting papers at regional and international conferences in any field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities. The fund is designed to help participants face travel and accommodation costs along with registration fees.

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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

Most of the Nigerian population lives today in cities. These have to cope with both an important demographic growth and a constant inflow increase of newcomers. This pressure exerted on Nigerian cities reflects in major issues regarding environmental management (ecological risks, like floods, pollution and waste management, protection of biodiversity, natural open spaces, urban agriculture and livestock, use of natural resources, land pressure, etc.), impacting various urban governance domains, such as security, infrastructures, health, sanitation, food security, living together and global urban life quality.

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28 February: IFRA Fellows' Research Training Seminar

Date: Tuesday 28th February
Time : 10am - 3pm
Place: IFRA Library (groundfloor, Institute of African Studies)

The seminar will be run by IFRA staff members Dr. Elodie Apard, Dr. Emilie Guitard, Ismael Maazaz and Sara Panata.

The goal of this first seminar will be to help junior researchers to achieve efficient bibliographical research in the library and through open online database, as well as to learn how to gather and sort these ressources in personnal bibliographical databases such as Zotero or Endnote.

This seminar is open to every master, Phd students and young researchers in Social Sciences. It is mandatory to be registered (or to renew the former registration) as an IFRA fellow, to attend it. To register as a fellow and for the seminar please download and file in the form:

Due to limited room availability (15 people max.), we strongly advise interested participants to register rapidly (imperatively before Friday 24th of February).

For any inquery about the seminar or the IFRA fellowship, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Women on the move: in Nigeria and Beyond. Mobilisations of Women, Mobilisations of Ideas

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IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS conference

Friday 21st October 2016, Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

IFRA was delighted to organise the public lecture “Women on the Move: in Nigeria and Beyond. Mobilisations of Women, Mobilisations of Ideas” jointly with the Institut Francais of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies. The event took place in Draper’s Hall at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. We had the pleasure to host a multifarious and plentiful audience comprising academics, activists and many school children. We were happy to have Adejoke Rafiat Adetoro, master student at the History Dept, as our moderator.

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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

The Institute of African Studies is IFRA's main partner 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 and successful, while the relationships between the successive directors of the two Institutes stayed warm and harmonious during the years. Yet, it was important to celebrate and to strengthen this partnership, by organising an outstanding joint scientific event, the first since 2012. It is in this spirit that IFRA and IAS’ teams worked together during several weeks to set up a one-day conference titled « Culture, Land and Migration », addressing issues regarding cultural, religious, sociological and economic dimensions of urban and rural migrations, spaces, boundaries, landownership, land use policy, tenure, governance and notions of indigeneity and anteriority in Nigeria.

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IFRA / Nigeria Watch Conference

“Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria”, October 6th, 2016

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 the country as well as renowned scholars from the UK and the USA.

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