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IFRI & IFRA-Nigeria seminar on the Nigerian general elections

microsoftteams image 9On the 16th of March 2023, IFRA-Nigeria and the French institute of international relations (IFRI) co-organised an online seminar on the Nigerian general elections featuring Elodie Apard, Research Officer, IRD, Benjamin Augé, Research Associate, IFRI; Sa'eed Husaini, Research, Center for Democracy and Development, Abuja; Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud, Deputy Director, IFRA-Ibadan. The debate was moderated by Alain Antil, Director of the Sub-Saharan Africa Center, Ifri and Barbara Morovich, Director, IFRA-Ibadan.

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Methodological seminar - Salomé Okoekpen

Salomé Okoekpen MethodsOn the 15th of March, Salomé Okoekpen, PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Geneva, presented her methods and her fieldwork to fifteen master and PhD students during a methodological seminar at the university of Ibadan.

Salomé Okoekpen explores Muslim women's engagement in rural towns of Oyo State looking at their organisational and associative practices. She is most interested in their lived experience, on how they perceive and interpret their actions and religiosity. The methodology deployed by Salomé Okoekpen blends ethnographic and artistic approaches such as drawing, sound recordings, and photography. Drawing serves as a tool for immersion and engagement, positioning and reflexivity, and personal reflection and expression. It is also a medium that allow for the engagement of a wider, non-academical, audience.

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Journée d'étude "Quelle(s) catégorisation(s) pour les patrimonialisations 'minoritaires' ? Enjeux épistémologiques" (28/11)

20221128 StrasbourgJournée d'étude : Quelle(s) catégorisation(s) pour les patrimonialisations “minoritaires” ? Enjeux épistémologiques (Lundi 28 novembre 2022)

Cette première journée d’étude se situe dans le cadre plus large d’une recherche sur les « Patrimonialisations "minoritaires" : enjeux épistémologiques, terrains et questions émergentes » (RESEAU LIEU, AMUP-ENSAS, SAGE-Université de Strasbourg, IFRA-Nigeria) (2022-2024). 

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Online Research Seminar - Negotiating Nuclear Narratives in Late Colonial Nigeria - Tue 16th Aug.- 3pm (WAT, Lagos)

202208 CHLOE instaIFRA-Nigeria organizes  a talk with Chloë Mayoux, PhD Canditate from the Department of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, on the theme: “Negotiating Nuclear Narratives in Late Colonial Nigeria”. The event took place on Tuesday 16th August at 3pm (WAT, Lagos) on Zoom.

Her paper was discussed by Leye Komolafe, PhD Candidate from the Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan.

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The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa - A special issue of Politique africaine

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A special issue of the  internationally renowned journal Politique Africaine adresses the theme "The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa". Link to special issue (2021/3):

Based on the papers of this issue, IFRA-Nigeria organised an online seminar on Wednesday 27 April from 4pm to 6pm (WAT, Lagos & UTC+1, London).

Research on drugs in Africa has struggled to rid itself of assumptions inherited from the colonial period and the global war on drugs launched in the 1980s. Existing research on drugs (cannabis, cocaine and opiates) is often commissioned by states and is part of a primarily political and security agenda. In the context of growing public debate on the legalisation of drugs, such as cannabis, in several African countries, as well as the continued predominance of prohibitionist discourses, this special issue is timely. Contributions to the special issue aim to challenge existing research on drugs and break with an approach that remains mostly focussed on security.

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Séminaire en ligne : "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales (19-21e siècle)"

CarousselTouchelayMercredi 9 mars 2022 à 16h, l'IFRA-Nigeria a organisé séminaire de recherche en ligne sur le thème "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales en Afrique de l'Ouest (XIXè-XXè siècles)" avec Béatrice Touchelay (Université de Lille, rattachée à l'Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS), UMR CNRS 8529 et détachée en 2021-2022 au laboratoire TELEMMe UMR CNRS 7303 Université Aix-Marseille). Elle était accueillie en séjour de recherche à Ibadan en février 2022.

Le séminaire a eu lieu sur Zoom, le 9 mars 2022 à 16h.

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Seminar on language documentation - Prof. Bernard Caron


Bernard Caron, Emeritus Research Director at LLACAN (UMR 8135, CNRS-INALCO-EPHE), posted at IFRA from 2017 to 2019, presented a seminar on language documentation on Thursday, November 18. It was a preview of the final website of the ANR project NaijaSynCor (A syntactic treebank, a parser and a wiktionary for Naija), which he directed from February 2017 to September 2021.

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