From Monday 19th to Friday 23rd of June 2017, a Research masterclass jointly organized by Sciences Po, Columbia University, the University of Ibadan and IFRA Nigeria was held. It brought 18 junior doctoral students from all over Nigeria to the University of Ibadan for an intensive workshop designed to train students in the intellectual questions, methods, and writing strategies relevant for their future careers. Students engaged in reading seminars around the topic of Sacred Urbanism, developed intellectual questions around that topic, and engaged in primary research at a field site.
Globafrica is an ambitious historical and archaeological project aiming at rethinking African long-term integration into the rest of the world. It intends to develop novel tools to foster a balanced vision of connections between Africa and other continents before the slave trade and colonialism, in the 18th and 19th centuries respectively. Phenomena such as migratory dynamics, demographic and epidemiological crises as well as increasing social complexity and state or cultural formations, are considered from the angle of intercontinental exchanges. As such, the project pays attention to the relations between oceanic and Saharan interfaces on the one hand, and inland political and social configurations on the other.
On 23rd of May 2017, our monthly IFRA research seminar took place in the IFRA library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. As usual, it was open to IFRA research fellows. Outstandingly however, it was not run by the IFRA core staff but by our Academic guest, Dr. Dominique Somda. Following the lecture she delivered on the 22nd of May in Draper’s Hall, Dr. Somda, sociocultural anthropologist and traveling faculty at the International Honours Programme (Brattleboro, Vermont, USA), addressed the topical issue of secrecy in social science and humanities research.
The goal was to introduce students to the research of secret issues. It consisted in an exploration of the anthropological production of knowledge in the context of secrecy.
Date : Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2017
Time : 10am – 1pm
Place : IFRA Library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
IFRA is pleased to organise our next Research Training Seminar.
Exceptionally, this seminar will be run by our guest Dr. Dominique Somda, faculty member at the International Honours Programme, Brattleboro, Vermont.
Sacred Urbanism: Entrepreneurial Religion, Infrastructure and the New Urbanism in Nigeria
June 19-23 2017, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Nigeria (Ibadan), Sciences Po (Paris) and Columbia University (New York) invite applications for 18 young researchers on our first jointly taught research masterclass, to be held at the University of Ibadan, from June 19 to June 23, 2017.
The masterclass is aimed at PhD students in Social Sciences and Humanities at the beginning of their doctoral studies (1st or 2nd year), who have not yet finished conducting their fieldwork, and also at students finishing a research master’s degree and planning to continue with doctoral studies.
This Tuesday 4th of April 2017, our second IFRA fellows research seminar took place at the IFRA Library. It followed a promising first session in March and gathered several Master and PhD students who had attended the previous session in addition to a few newcomers, from different departments of the University of Ibadan.
Last minute: due to the ongoing University of Ibadan staff strike, this seminar has been postponed to Tuesday, 4th of April 2017 (same hours, same place). Registrations remain closed. All registered participants have been asked to confirm attendance by email as soon as possible.
Date: 28th of March 2017
Place: IFRA Library (Groundfloor, Institute of African Studies)
On Tuesday 28th of February, IFRA set up its first research seminar of 2017 at the IFRA library, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. The seminar was intended for IFRA research fellows and followed a campaign for the renewal of our research fellowship programme. We were happy to receive a great number of registration requests for this event with diverse affiliations (peace and conflict studies, geography, anthropology, gender studies…). 18 people participated in this first session.
Date: June 7, 2013
Venue: Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
Time: 2 pm prompt
Second IFRA Junior Research Fellow 2011 Training Seminar
IFRA-Nigeria organized a capacity building workshop on research techniques and writing skills on September 24, 2011 at Drapers’ Hall, IAS, University of Ibadan. The program was attended by about 80 postgraduate students from various research institutions in southwestern Nigeria.