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Picture by Akintunde Akinleye for the exhibition “The Spiritual Highway: Religious World Making in Megacity Lagos”, in collaboration with Dr. Marloes Janson, March 2016, University of Leiden

Research Masterclass

Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria
June 19-23 2017, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Nigeria (Ibadan), Sciences Po (Paris) and Columbia University (New York) invite applications for 18 young researchers on our first jointly taught research masterclass, to be held at the University of Ibadan, from June 19 to June 23, 2017.

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IFRA Nigeria, a non-profit Institute to promote research in the social sciences and the humanities

Who are we?

IFRA-Nigeria is a non-for-profit Institute set up to promote research in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as enhance collaborative work between scholars in France and West Africa.

First established in 1990, the Institute is operating from the Universitie of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies).

Our goals

  • Promote research in the social sciences and the humanities
  • Enhance collaborative work between scholars in France and West Africa
  • Subsidizing research programs
  • Granting research allowances to academics and scholars
  • Publishing research results
  • Holding workshops, seminars and symposia

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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.


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Institute of African Studies
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo State
+234 (0)8.147.616.463