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IFRA Research Training Seminar: “Nocturnal Fieldwork and ‘Assisted’ Field Research”

IFRA was pleased to organise a research training seminar on the 25th of May in our library led by Mrs. Chrystel Oloukoi entitled “Nocturnal Fieldwork and ‘Assisted’ Field Research”. She is a PhD student in African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. A geographer by training, her work has notably addressed power relations in nocturnal contexts in Lagos and Johannesburg. She has conducted field research in Ikeja (Lagos State) and Maboneng (Johannesburg) during which the issue of research assistantship was particularly sensitive and critical.

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New forms of popular transport of goods and persons in Nigeria

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Nigeria (Ibadan), Sciences Po (Paris), Mambayya House, BUK (Kano) and Columbia University (New York) invite applications for 16 young researchers on our jointly taught research masterclass, to be held at Mambayya House, Kano, from July 2nd to July 7th, 2018.

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IFRA research training workshops: Research Methodology and the craft of academic writing and publication

On Thursday, 12th & Friday 13th of April, 2018, an IFRA delegation was the guest of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria. Until recently, the Institute for Development, Research and Training (IDR&T) of ABU was hosting one of the two headquarters of IFRA in Nigeria. Therefore, we have enjoyed a strong and longstanding relationship with this university and it is a pleasure to contribute to restore and strengthen our ties. IFRA, accompanied by the Higher Education Attaché of the French embassy Prof. Leila Matthieu, was welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Director of the IDR&T Professor Hudu. A. Ayuba and other distinguished personalities of the academic life in Zaria to discuss opportunities of collaborations.

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IFRA research training seminar: “Researching Northern Nigeria”

On Monday, 9th of April, IFRA was delighted to organise a workshop led by Dr. Vincent Hiribarren (King’s College, London), Lecturer in Modern African History at King’s College London. Last year, Dr. Hiribaren published A History of Borno: Trans-Saharan African Empire to Failing Nigerian State (Hurst Publisher, 2017), based on his PhD thesis and that he came to present in Ibadan. He has conducted archival and field research in various locations of Northern Nigeria, including Kaduna and Maiduguri, along with consulting colonial archives in Paris, London and Berlin. He has also a deep interest in cartography, as underlined in his personal website.

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Researching Religion: The Interview

On Thursday, 1st of March, IFRA was happy to organise a seminar led by Dr. Sounaye Abdoulaye, research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) of Berlin, Germany.

A religious studies scholar trained at Northwestern University (United States), Dr. Sounaye is a specialist of Islam, which he has researched extensively in Niger and Nigeria. He has notably focused on Salafi leaders and movements. He is currently starting a project on religious practices on Nigerian campuses.

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Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: November - December 2017

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.

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November - December 2017 edition is available here:

Enhancing African Studies Research in the Digital Age: Linking Open Data of the Liberated Africans Project and West Africa Historical GIS

An IFRA research training seminar, by Prof. Henry Lovejoy (University of Colorado, Boulder) * Thursday, 1st of February 2018 at IFRA Library

This Thursday, 1st of February 2018, IFRA was very pleased to host Prof. Henry Lovejoy, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder (United States), historian, specialist of the history of the Atlantic World. Author of Prieto: Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions, Prof. Lovejoy initiated Liberated Africans (liberatedafricans.org), a collaborative research project aiming at identifying links between diasporas on both sides of the Atlantic.

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10 Myths on Violence in Nigeria”, 11-15th of December, 2017 IFRA Library

From the 11th to 15th of December 2017, IFRA organised a week of Masterclass entitled “10 Myths on Violence in Nigeria”. It took place at the IFRA library, Institute of African studies, University of Ibadan.
11 master and PhD students of the University of Ibadan in various fields of social sciences and humanities were selected to participate. The programme was led by Prof. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, political scientist and specialist of Nigeria assisted by Ghislain Benrais, programme developer.

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Human Trafficking on Sexual Exploitation in Nigeria, 30th of November, 2017, Ibadan School of Governement and Public Policy

On Thursday 30th of November 2017, IFRA co-organised the conference “Human Trafficking on Sexual Exploitation in Nigeria” with the Women Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC) of the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan. Due to a non-academic staff strike affecting all activities on the campus of the University of Ibadan, the programme was finally held at the Ibadan School of Governement and Public Policy (ISGPP).

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Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: September-October 2017

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.

September-October 2017 edition is available here:

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