IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria
The emergence of Covid-19 late 2019, and its subsequent spread all over the globe, have challenged both stable and fragile States, have endangered, even the strongest economies and transformed all societies. In Nigeria, the virus has, very early on, been considered as a serious threat, and the governments, State administrations and civil society actors warned citizens and put in place measures to avoid its spread.
On Thursday 7th of May at 2pm., IFRA-Nigeria and the Alliance Française of Lagos/ Mike Adenuga Centre will host an online book discussion with critically acclaimed writer TJ Benson, through the Instagram page of the Alliance Française of Lagos. We are very excited to announce that the author, TJ Benson himself, will be with us to will talk about his latest work We Won’t Fade Into Darkness published in 2018 by Parrésia. The discussion will be facilitated by Julien Roland (PhD candidate in translation studies at Kent State University).
Subject: Languages of the Benue Valley Nigeria, Linguistic documentation and grammatical analysis: PhD Student, CNRS, Paris, France
[French version available below]
Web Address: http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/
Date: Friday 13th of March, 5pm-7pm
Location: Court yard of the Institute of African Studies, next to IFRA-Nigeria's office (University of Ibadan)
On Friday 13 March at 5pm., IFRA held its first literary event of the year: a group discussion about “In the Nude” a collection of poems written by Logan February, in presence of the author. The discussion was facilitated by Julien Roland (PhD candidate in translation studies at Kent State University).
WRITING WORKSHOP ON "RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: ECONOMIC HISTORY, IDEAS, POLICIES"
Call for Applications
The organisers of the Ibadan 2020 Writing Workshop, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund of the British Academy, are pleased to invite applications for participation in a fully-funded Writing Workshop programme that will be taking place at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) from 22 – 24 July 2020. The University of Ibadan is a pioneer institution in the fields of African history and humanities.
IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of Erasmus + mobility grant for an exchange with Sciences Po Paris, a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to pursue a semester of exchange within a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Erasmus + program will sponsor one student to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation for the fall semester of 2020/2021.
Interview of the Fellow of the month
January 2020 : Oluwaseun Williams, PhD candidate at the Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.
"By all means, endeavour to take maximum advantage of every opportunity for training, research, funding and other kinds of stuff provided by IFRA-Nigeria and other establishments."
IFRA-Nigeria’s support the release of our colleague Fariba Adelkhah . Roland Marchal was released on March 20 but Fariba Adelkhah is still detained in Iran.
We join the CNRS in its demand for the immediate release of the researcher detained in Iran.
- Dates: 14th and 16th of January 2020
- Venues: Alliance Française of Lagos/ Mike Adenuga Centre and Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
IFRA-Nigeria organised two events for the book launch of Prof. Laurent Fourchard, titted Classify, exclude and police: urban lives in South Africa and Nigeria. The events, in Lagos and in Ibadan, marked the launch of the forthcoming English version of the book in Wiley-Blackwell, originally published in French in 2018.
KUJUA, the Journal of the African Studies Students’ Association (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan) is calling for abstract for the 1st edition of its online academic journal.
The University of Aix-Marseilles and its peer-reviewed journal of AMU research centre on Anglophone Studies (LERMA), E-rea, is dedicating a special issue to contemporary creation in English-speaking African countries in the frame of the Africa 2020 season on the theme of "Artistic, Digital, and Political Creation"