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Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: September-October 2017

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September-October 2017 edition is available here:

Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: July-August 2017

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IFRA/WORDOC Seminar "Human Trafficking on Sexual Exploitation In Nigeria"

Thursday 30th of November 2017, 2pm, Lady Bank Anthony Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

This seminar will conclude the eponymous project which started in 2015 as a partnership with the programme "Support to the Fight against Human Trafficking in countries of the Golf of Guinea" initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI). The project focused on the places, actors and mechanisms of human trafficking networks. The research team notably conducted fieldwork in various sites: Benin City, Ibadan, Abuja, Lagos.

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Report: Reading Autobiographical Sources: Potentials and Challenges in Human and Social Sciences

By Dr. Roberto Zaugg (University of Lausanne)
7th of November 2017 (Ibadan)
8th of November 2017 (Ile-Ife)

This week, IFRA had the pleasure to host Dr. Roberto Zaugg, Ambizione fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. After completing his doctorate on the Kingdom of Naples in 2008, Dr. Zaugg recently extended his interests to autobiographical writings as well as to the slave trade and the cultural history of colonialism.

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Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

The Mastercard foundation and Sciences Po Paris (France) have launched their new Mastercard Foundation Scholars program. This scholarship program aims at sponsoring a number of African students to pursue master studies in Sciences Po Paris. The scholarship program concerns various degrees at Sciences Po, including Law, International Affairs, Urban studies, Management and Innovation.

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10 myths on Violence in Nigeria

IFRA Masterclass

11th to 15th of December 2017

In Nigeria as in many other contexts, the aura of mystery surrounding violent phenomena shapes a conventional wisdom. This conventional wisdom englobes a series of widespread beliefs, commonly considered as accurate and referenced. If some of these beliefs effectively include elements of truth, others are, partially or totally, what one shall call “myths”.

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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.

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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.

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