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Book club discussion "In the nude" with author Logan February

Date: Friday 13th of March, 5pm-7pm
Location: Court yard of the Institute of African Studies, next to IFRA-Nigeria's office (University of Ibadan)

On Friday 13 March at 5pm., IFRA held its first literary event of the year: a group discussion about “In the Nude” a collection of poems written by Logan February, in presence of the author. The discussion was facilitated by Julien Roland (PhD candidate in translation studies at Kent State University). 

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Call for Applications: Writing Workshop on Rethinking development in Nigeria


Call for Applications

The organisers of the Ibadan 2020 Writing Workshop, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund of the British Academy, are pleased to invite applications for participation in a fully-funded Writing Workshop programme that will be taking place at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) from 22 – 24 July 2020. The University of Ibadan is a pioneer institution in the fields of African history and humanities.

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Call for application: Sciences Po Paris mobility grant - Nomination for the Erasmus + mobility program for UI masters students

IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of Erasmus + mobility grant for an exchange with Sciences Po Paris, a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to pursue a semester of exchange within a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Erasmus + program will sponsor one student to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation for the fall semester of 2020/2021.

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January 2020 - Oluwaseun Williams

Interview of the Fellow of the month

January 2020 : Oluwaseun Williams, PhD candidate at the Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

"By all means, endeavour to take maximum advantage of every opportunity for training, research, funding and other kinds of stuff provided by IFRA-Nigeria and other establishments."

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Report - Book launch: Classify, exclude and police: Urban lives in South Africa and Nigeria, by Prof. Laurent Fourchard

  • Dates:  14th and 16th of January 2020
  • Venues: Alliance Française of Lagos/ Mike Adenuga Centre and Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.

IFRA-Nigeria organised two events for the book launch of Prof. Laurent Fourchard, titted Classify, exclude and police: urban lives in South Africa and Nigeria. The events, in Lagos and in Ibadan, marked the launch of the forthcoming English version of the book in Wiley-Blackwell, originally published in French in 2018.

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Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020

This year again, IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of the Mastercard Foundation-Sciences Po scholarship, a unique opportunity for African students to pursue a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Mastercard Foundation will sponsor the selected student(s) to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation.

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Call for application: IFRA 2019 Conference funding

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering grants to support valuable graduate students presenting papers at regional and international conferences in any field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

This grant will cover conferences that are being held between December 2019 and June 2020.

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Report: Roundtables “Gender of/in African cities”

IFRA-Nigeria organised two roundtables themed on “Gender of/in African cities” a the Institut Français du Nigeria in Abuja and at the Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre in Lagos, in the frame of the series of events funded by the Fonds d’Alembert 2019, in partnership with the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria which focuses on “Futures of cities/cities of the future in Africa”. The two roundtables were held in Abuja on Tuesday 9th of April and then in Lagos on Saturday 13th.

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Roundtable: Gender in/of African cities

IFRA-Nigeria, as part of a series of events funded by the Institut Français through the Fond d’Alembert, is co-organising two roundtables on “Gender in/of African cities”.

The roundtables will gather artists, activists, academics and urban actors in order to create spontaneous discussions on issues of gender in urban African contexts, starting from the case of Nigerian cities, notably Lagos and Abuja.

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