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Call for application: Reading Autobiographical Sources: Potentials and Challenges in Human and Social Sciences

On the 7th of November, 2017 the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) is pleased to organise the seminar «Reading Autobiographical Sources: Potentials and Challenges in Human Social Sciences». It will take place at the IFRA Library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. The seminar will begin at 10 am, and will last approximately 4 hours plus a lunch break.

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From 'Planning' to 'Systems Analysis': Health Services and Development at the World Health Organisation, 1952-1975.

On the 17th of October 2017, the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) in Nigeria teamed up with the Department of History of the University of Ibadan to organise a lecture entitled “From ‘Planning’ to Systems Analysis’: Health Services and Development at the World Health Organisation, 1952-1975”. The lecture took place in Room 40, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. It was given by Prof. Martin Gorsky, Professor in the history of Public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The event was hosted by Prof. Ogbogbo, Head of the History of Department of the University of Ibadan and Dr. Elodie Apard, IFRA director. The event also had Prof. Ademola Dasyla, Dean of the Faculty of Arts as guest of honour.

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Report: Researching the history of medicine and health in Nigeria

On the 11th of October 2017, IFRA Nigeria was pleased to organise its next research training seminar at the IFRA library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. It was supervised by Dr. John Manton, Assistant Professor in History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It was part of a series of programmes in Ibadan together with Dr. Manton and Prof. Martin Gorsky, Professor in the History of Public Health at LSHTM. Prof. Gorsky will give a lecture on the 17th of November at the Department of History, University of Ibadan.

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Report: “Media as fieldwork. How to do ethnography with press articles”

On Tuesday 26th of September at 2pm occurred an exciting IFRA’s research seminar organised jointly with the Alliance Francaise at the Alliance Francaise Ibadan in Iyaganku. The seminar was run by Dr. Julien Bonhomme, anthropologist and lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Dr. Bonhomme had presented his book The Sex Thieves. Anthropology of a Rumor (2016, University of Chicago Press) the week before at the Alliance. The seminar was entitled “Media as fieldwork. How to do ethnography with press articles”. The seminar was opened to IFRA fellows, which comprises a network of more than 70 early researchers across Nigeria and beyond.

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Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: May-June 2017

BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Every two months, a downloadable bulletin is published here to present an almost exhaustive list of most recent publications. Authors as well as users are invited to submit references through the link below.

To send a new reference to IFRA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest edition is available here:

Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities - March-April 2017

BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Every two months, a downloadable bulletin is published here to present an almost exhaustive list of most recent publications. Authors as well as users are invited to submit references through the link below.

To send a new reference to IFRA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest edition is available here:

PhD position on information packaging of Naija. Paris, France and Ibadan, Nigeria

naijasyncorPhD title: The information Structure of Nigerian Pidgin, and its interface with syntax and prosody.
Sujet de thèse: Structure communicative du pidgin de l’anglais parlé au Nigéria. Interface avec la syntaxe et la prosodie.

Duration: 36 months; with 20 months in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Durée : 36 mois, dont 20 mois à Ibadan, Nigéria.

Supervisors: Bernard Caron (USR 3336 Ifra-Ibadan), Sylvain Kahane (Modyco, Université Paris Nanterre)

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Call for paper: Sources of Violence. How to document and trace violent phenomenon in Africa?

The Journal

Sources is a collective peer-reviewed online Journal, created by the French Institutes for Research in Africa: IFRA-Nairobi, IFRA-Ibadan, IFAS-Johannesburg, CFEE-Addis-Ababa and CEDEJ-Khartoum. The goal of the journal is to promote fieldwork-based research by adding value to original sources, collected on the ground. Articles focus on primary data and first-hand documents, analysing their natures and their functions, around particular topics, through special issues and Varias. They also delve into methods and source collection contexts, as well as related ethical and epistemological issues.

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New perspectives in historical research: debating the History of Borno and archival material with Vincent Hiribarren

On Thursday, 13th of April, 2017, IFRA Nigeria was very happy to host Dr. Vincent Hiribarren for a book presentation and a documentary debate.

About Dr. Hiribarren

Dr. Hiribarren is Lecturer in African History at King’s College, London, UK, and a specialist of Northern Nigeria. His work stresses on spatial and borderland dynamics in an original diachronic perspective. He has done archival and field research in various locations of Northern Nigeria, including Kaduna and Maiduguri. He is also very familiar with colonial archives in Paris, London and Berlin. Additionally, Dr. Hiribarren has developed an interest in “digital methodologies” for research in social sciences and humanities, as exposed in his personal website.

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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.

 

Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Every two months, a downloadable bulletin is published here to present an almost exhaustive list of most recent publications. Authors as well as users are invited to submit references through the link below.

To send a new reference to IFRA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest edition is available here:

 

Women on the move: in Nigeria and Beyond. Mobilisations of Women, Mobilisations of Ideas

2016 12 women on the move

IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS conference

Friday 21st October 2016, Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

IFRA was delighted to organise the public lecture “Women on the Move: in Nigeria and Beyond. Mobilisations of Women, Mobilisations of Ideas” jointly with the Institut Francais of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies. The event took place in Draper’s Hall at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. We had the pleasure to host a multifarious and plentiful audience comprising academics, activists and many school children. We were happy to have Adejoke Rafiat Adetoro, master student at the History Dept, as our moderator.

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