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Report: Learning Secret: Anthropological fieldwork and the production/communication of knowledge”, Dr. Dominique Somda

2017 05 ifra fellow seminar 3On 23rd of May 2017, our monthly IFRA research seminar took place in the IFRA library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. As usual, it was open to IFRA research fellows. Outstandingly however, it was not run by the IFRA core staff but by our Academic guest, Dr. Dominique Somda. Following the lecture she delivered on the 22nd of May in Draper’s Hall, Dr. Somda, sociocultural anthropologist and traveling faculty at the International Honours Programme (Brattleboro, Vermont, USA), addressed the topical issue of secrecy in social science and humanities research.

The goal was to introduce students to the research of secret issues. It consisted in an exploration of the anthropological production of knowledge in the context of secrecy.

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Research Masterclass

Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria

June 19-23 2017, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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 LeidenThe 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.

The masterclass is aimed at PhD students in Social Sciences and Humanities at the beginning of their doctoral studies (1st or 2nd year), who have not yet finished conducting their fieldwork, and also at students finishing a research master’s degree and planning to continue with doctoral studies.

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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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