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Call for paper: Sources of Violence
How to document and study violent phenomena in Africa?
At the occasion of a special issue on Violence, the academic peer-reviewed journal 'Sources' is inviting you to submit papers on "How to document and study violent phenomena in Africa?"
Deadline is October 1st, 2019
Masterclass “Crowd-sourcing Web Corpora of Nigerian Languages”
Taking advantage of the presence of the NaijaSynCor specialists of Natural Language Processing (NLP) who attended the June 2019 Naija Symposium in Ibadan, the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS) organised with IFRA the first edition of its Annual ARCIS NLP Summer School.
Symposium on Naija, Institute of African Studies (UI) June 27-29, 2019
The Naija Symposium took place at the University of Ibadan, June 27-29, 2019. The symposium was organised by IFRA-Nigeria around the NaijaSynCor ANR project and was the occasion to introduce the Nigerian scientific community to the concept of Naija, as a new name identifying the language that has developed in Nigeria out of Nigerian Pidgin.
Workshop Dr Katharina Oke "Newspapers as sources" at OAU
On July 11 2019, IFRA-Nigeria hosted a methodological workshop at Obafemi Awolowo University entitled “Making the most of newspapers as sources: critical reflections and research methodologies”. The workshop was animated by Dr Katharina Oke (Kings College London, UK).
Workshop ‘Introduction to Mendeley programme’
On July 10, IFRA-Nigeria hosted a methodological seminar (UI). The workshop was facilitated by Chrystel Oloukoï (PhD candidate, Harvard University) and Julien Roland (PhD candidate, Kent State University) and consisted of an introduction and short-training to the computer programme Mendeley.
What is IFRA Nigeria?
IFRA-Nigeria is one the 27 Public Research Institutes under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based overseas.
Who are we?
IFRA-Nigeria was 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).
- 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
- Call for papers: Sources of Violence, How to document and study violent phenomena in Africa?
- Report : Masterclass “Crowd-sourcing Web Corpora of Nigerian Languages”
- Report - Symposium on Naija, Institute of African Studies (UI) June 27-29, 2019
- Report - IFRA methodological seminar: “Making the most of newspapers as sources: critical reflections and research methodologies” with Dr. Katharina Oke at OAU
- Report - IFRA methodological seminar: ‘Introduction to Mendeley programme’ with Chrystel Oloukoï and Julien Roland
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