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Report: Masterclass “Researching public spaces in African cities”

Date: 19th to 28th of February 2019

Location: Lagos and Ibadan

 IFRA-Nigeria, together with ENS-Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure) organized a ten-day long Masterclass themed on “Researching public spaces in African cities” which was held from February 19 to 28, that took place in the Universities of Lagos (UniLag) and Ibadan (UI) respectively.

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Report – Guest Lecture “Global Orisha: Diasporic Connections in the “Yoruba-inspired Atlantic” by Dr. Stefania Capone

Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 2pm
Location: Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan

IFRA-Nigeria opened the 2019 season of scientific events with a Guest Lecture given by Dr. Stefania Capone, themed on “Global Orisha: Diasporic connections in the ‘Yoruba inspired Atlantic’”. The event was organized in partnership with the Thursday Film Series and with the support of the Institute of African Studies (IAS, UI).

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Appel à candidature : Bourse pour un travail de terrain sur le programme “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa”

La Fondation Tony Elumelu (TEF) situé à Lagos, l’Agence Française de Développent (AFD) et l’Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique au Nigéria (IFRA Nigeria), ont signé un protocole d’échange lié au programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » de la TEF.

L’accord prévoit la sélection d’un(e) étudiant(e) en Sciences politiques ou Economie de niveau master, inscrit(e) dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur français, pour effectuer un travail de terrain dans plusieurs pays africains francophones et anglophones (Nigéria, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire) à partir de janvier 2019. L’étudiant(e) sélectionné(e) sera notamment amené(e) à évaluer les retombées du programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » à travers un échantillon de bénéficiaires dans les 3 pays cibles.

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Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2019

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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Latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities: January - February 2018

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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January - February 2018 edition is available here:

Guest lecture “Courage in Politics” By Cynthia Fleury (CNAM/Ecole des Mines Paris)

Thanks to the Institut Francais and the French Embassy in Nigeria, IFRA organised a series of lectures by Cynthia Fleury, philosopher and psychoanalyst, professor at the National Center for Arts and Crafts (CNAM). On Friday, 20th of September, Prof. Fleury was welcome at our cherished Draper’s hall at the Institute of African Studies in the University of Ibadan for a challenging lecture entitled “Courage in politics”.

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Book Launch: The Boko Haram Reader. From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State (Hurst Publishers 2017)

By Abdulbasit Kassim (Rice University, Texas)

On Wednesday 5th of September 2018, IFRA was very pleased to host Mr. Abdulbasit Kassim, PhD student in Religion at Rice University in Texas. Mr. Kassim is the co-author with Michael Nwankpa of The Boko Haram Reader. From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State published in 2017 by Hurst Publishers. The book launch was organised at 10am in Draper’s Hall at the Institute of African Studies in the University of Ibadan.

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IFRA Research Training Seminar: “Nocturnal Fieldwork and ‘Assisted’ Field Research”

IFRA was pleased to organise a research training seminar on the 25th of May in our library led by Mrs. Chrystel Oloukoi entitled “Nocturnal Fieldwork and ‘Assisted’ Field Research”. She is a PhD student in African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. A geographer by training, her work has notably addressed power relations in nocturnal contexts in Lagos and Johannesburg. She has conducted field research in Ikeja (Lagos State) and Maboneng (Johannesburg) during which the issue of research assistantship was particularly sensitive and critical.

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