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National Museum Lagos Library and Archives Research Grant

WhatsApp Image 2023 11 06 at 11.32.29As part of both its programs on Digital Humanities and Nigerian History and Heritage Conservation, IFRA-Nigeria has launched a research project on the digitization of the Archives of the National Museum Lagos in Collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in its ongoing project that is funded from the grant that forms a part of a wider project entitled Fonds de Solidarité pour les Projets Innovant (FSPI Project).

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National Museum Lagos Library and Archives Artistic Expression Grant

WhatsApp Image 2023 11 06 at 11.32.29As part of both its programs on Digital Humanities and Nigerian History and Heritage Conservation, IFRA-Nigeria has launched a research project on the digitization of the Archives of the National Museum Lagos in Collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in her ongoing project that is funded from the grant that forms a part of a wider project entitled Le Fonds de Solidarité pour les Projets Innovant (FSPI Project).

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Workshop - Deepening research skills

BMBetween the 10th and 13th of july, IFRA-Nigeria participated in a methodology workshop program coorganised by the department of history of the University of Ibadan and the University of Leipzig on the theme of "deepening research skills". The topics discussed were varied. Amongst others, Prof. O.C Adesina gave a class on comparative historiography, Prof. Dmitri van den Bersselaar gave a class on theory in historical research and Dr. Barbara Morovich gave a class on doing fieldwork in stigmatised contexts.

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Journée d'étude: Matrimoines et patrimonialisations expérimentales de la « nature » en ville.

arton57 resp400Le 3 avril, une journée d’étude sur le thème des matrimoines et des patrimonialisations expérimentales de la « nature » en ville prenait place. Cet évènement, coordonné par Barbara Morovich (AMUP et IFRA-Nigéria, membre du réseau LIEU) et Géraldine Djament (UMR SAGE, associée à l’EIREST), faisait suite à deux journées d’études. La première traitait des enjeux épistémologiques liés aux patrimonialisations « minoritaires » et la seconde abordait le thème des patrimonialisations populaires et postcoloniales « minoritaires » en France et à l’étranger.

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Tremplin pour l’international - Soutien à la mobilité (2023)

inshsL’InSHS lance un nouvel appel destiné à favoriser la mobilité, à donner l’opportunité de séjourner à l’étranger pour y effectuer des terrains, enquêtes, travaux sur archives, manuscrits, etc., de développer son réseau international de recherche, d’y mener une recherche susceptible de déboucher par la suite, sur la proposition d’un réseau international de recherche soutenu par le CNRS, l’élaboration d’un projet européen (projet collaboratif, réseau COST, ERC, dont ERC Synergy etc., dans le contexte de l’Europe de la recherche), la réponse à un appel à projet ANR, international ou autre, portant sur des sources étrangères, etc.

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Publication of the fifth issue of the journal "Sources"

sources 5 2022 varia small500 1The fifth issue of Sources just came out and is accessible here.

As Sources welcomes new editors-in-chief (see editorial), this fifth issue builds bridges between past and future publications. The interview conducted by Florent Piton with Rwandan historians on the question of using local sources to write the history of the genocide of the Tutsi, initially published in French, is here translated into Kinyarwanda. Together with Maëline Le Lay's article on the uses of the transcript of a round-table discussion on post-genocide theatre in Rwanda, they form a mini-dossier questioning the historical and artistic sources through which to approach genocidal violence.

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Call for research projects 2023-2024 / Appel à projets de recherche 2023-2024

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This call is adressed to Masters Students - Doctoral Students - Post-Doctoral Students - Researchers

IFRA-Nigeria - French Institute for Research in Africa located within the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan (UMIFRE 24 /CNRS and MEAE) has a regional vocation that extends over ten West African countries: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Chad and Togo. It promotes and supports research in the humanities and social sciences in Nigeria and in the other aforementioned countries.

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Appel à candidatures du Prix de thèse du GIS Études africaines en France 2023

LOGO GIS semibold 280x78Le GIS Études africaines en France (CNRS, UAR 2999) organise en 2023 son Prix de thèse pour deux lauréat.es. La somme de 2500 € sera accordée à chaque lauréat.e pour l’appui à la publication de sa thèse, chez ENS Editions.

Sont éligibles des travaux soutenus en français et en France, entre le 1er janvier 2022 et le 31 décembre 2022, dans toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales et des lettres (anthropologie, géographie, histoire, langues et littérature, science politique, sociologie, archéologie…).

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IFRA & Thursday Film Series - safe space cycle introduction

042e31b7 8a6d 4efd a4fc bbacb6cf9eb4On the 16th of February, IFRA-Nigeria and the Thursday-Film Series organised a joint event gathering 60 people. Introductions were made by Dr. Olutayo, Dr. Olorunyomi and Dr. Morovich. The event included a book launch where Dr. Sola Olorunyomi presented his newly reprinted book: Afrobeat – Fela and the imagined continent. Two panelists, Ms Adeyosola Adeniran and Mr Leye Komofale discussed its content. Numerous topics were discussed such as the relations between Afrobeat and pop culture, the relations between Fela and the state, and the relations between Fela and women as well as Fela’s identity politics.

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Conference: the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Nigeria

WhatsApp Image 2023 02 13 at 10.23.46On the 6th of February 2023, Laurent Fouchard, Research Professor at the Centre for International Studies (CERI) and at the Urban School of Sciences Po Paris, gave a conference at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ibadan. He presented his current research on the political relations between the State and the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Nigeria (Lagos and Ibadan particularly) since 1978. Laurent Fourchard method involves the combination of historical and ethnographic approaches.

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Interview with Laurent Fourchard // Studying the Sociology of NURTW members

FOURCHARDfc10Can you explain to us what your current project in Nigeria is and what brings you to Ibadan?

I have been working on the NURTW for six years mainly because some of the colleagues here at the Institute of African Studies (Isaac Olawale Albert) started to work on this topic. I thought the subject was fascinating because the Union has a peculiar role: rather than protecting the rights of the Union members or drivers its primary role is to regulate transports in most of Nigeria and take dues over the drivers. My main focus is on Lagos and Ibadan, I am right now conducting my third fieldwork on this project.

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Journée d’étude : patrimonialisations populaires et postcoloniales « minoritaires » en France et à l’étranger : théories et terrains

Photo Patrimonialisation minoritaire BarbaraLe 23 janvier 2023 aura lieu une journée d’étude sur le thème des patrimonialisations populaires et postcoloniales « minoritaires » en France et à l’étranger. Cet évènement est le fruit d'un partenariat entre différents laboratoires et instituts de recherche : l'AMUP (Architecture, Morphologie / Morphogenèse Urbaine et Projet), le SAGE (Sociétés, Acteurs, Gouvernement en Europe), l'IFRA-Nigeria, et le réseau ‘lieu’. La journée d’étude se déroulera en présentiel à l’Université de Strasbourg mais sera accessible en direct pour tous via Zoom. Le lien pour y accéder est disponible ici.

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