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IFRA & Thursday Film Series – International Women’s Day event

345279169 1321527795118941 7180887753572178622 nOn the 23rd of March, for the International Women's Day, IFRA and TFS teamed-up again to organise a screening and discussion on the theme of “Embracing equity and challenging biases”. The discussion was followed by a screening of ‘The Eagle Huntress’ a 2016 documentary that follows Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl who overcame gender barriers to accomplish her ambition. The event was part of the Safe space Series.

IFRA-Nigeria’s director opened the event. A representative of the TFS also presented what embracing equity entailed, including fostering allyship with people in marginalised groups, intersectionality, working towards breaking barriers through advocacy, and the importance of inclusive language as a powerful tool for promoting a welcoming and respectful community.

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Methodological seminar – Vincent Foucher

335620185 160670800183998 1049639502877168560 nOn the 31st of March, IFRA-Nigeria hosted the second session of its new series of methodological seminars. Vincent Foucher (Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), researcher at the Sciences Po Bordeaux affiliated with the laboratory Les Afriques dans le monde and senior analyst for the non-governmental organisation International Crisis Group). Vincent Foucher extensively worked on the jihadist movement Boko Haram in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.

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Conference: Vincent Foucher – summary

348366361 627663099313372 5948935565703510414 nOn the 30th of March, Vincent Foucher (Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), researcher at the Sciences Po Bordeaux affiliated with the laboratory Les Afriques dans le monde and senior analyst for the non-governmental organisation International Crisis Group) gave a conference during which he presented his current research on the Bakura Faction and the governance of jihad in the lake Chad basin. During the event, Vincent Foucher presented the Islamic State franchise centred in north-eastern Nigeria, which is now one of the most active jihadist movements in the world.

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Appel à candidatures pour des bourses de recherche en islamologie (Master 2)

Capture décran 2023 05 23 161207Le Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires Etrangères et le réseau des UMIFRE souhaitent soutenir la jeune recherche en islamologie en proposant des bourses de terrain d’une durée de trois mois à destination d’étudiants de Master ayant le souhait de poursuivre des recherches dans ce domaine. Les boursiers et boursières seront accueilli/es par les centres membres du réseau des UMIFRE et d’autres instituts de recherche partenaires du programme (voir la liste des instituts concernés*). Date limite de candidature 22/09/23

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Appel à candidatures pour des bourses de recherche en islamologie (Doctorant.es/Jeunes docteur.es)

Capture décran 2023 05 23 161207Le Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires Etrangères et le réseau des UMIFRE souhaitent soutenir la jeune recherche en islamologie en proposant des bourses de terrain d’une durée de six mois à destination de doctorant/es et jeunes docteur/es poursuivant des recherches dans ce domaine. Les boursiers et boursières seront accueilli/es par les centres membres du réseau des UMIFRE et d’autres instituts de recherche partenaires du programme (voir la liste des instituts concernés*). date limite : 22/09/2023

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Workshop - Peace and Security in Nigeria (PASiN)

aDSC 0220Between the 13th and the 17th of March 2023, NigeriaWatch, IFRA-Nigeria, and the Institute of African Studies conducted a 5- days training workshop on the methodological challenges of violence studies in Nigeria. The twenty participants got a chance to develop a deeper understanding of Nigeria's security concerns as well as new methodological skills, such as how to generate statistics, interpret data, and write articles.

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The British colonial ‘migrated’ archives: a workshop for Nigeria-based early career researchers

Capture décran 2023 03 20 113859On the 16th of June 2023, Tim Livsey (Northumbria University) is organising a workshop for early career researchers in partnership with IFRA-Nigeria with the support of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. The workshop will take place at the Institute for African Studies, University of Ibadan.

British authorities covertly removed thousands of documents from colonised territories at around the time they won their independence, from the 1940s through to the 1980s. These papers include 413 files taken from Nigeria.

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Introducing IFRA's 'Nigerian Heritage Digitisation Programme'

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In 2022, the Embassy of France in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria have been awarded funding to support efforts by Nigerian researchers and professionals, from partnered institutions, to develop their ideas and projects on the conservation of Nigerian Heritage and Patrimony.

The objective of this project is to put digital technologies, as well as French and Nigerian expertise, at the service of the protection, enhancement, and dissemination of Nigerian heritage to the global community. In practice, it is a response to the growing challenges in the world of research and Nigerian cultural and heritage studies with the objective to improve the Protection, Conservation, Dissemination, and Training to develop sustainable capacity. 

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Dr Sara Panata studying Feminist and Women's Movements

2017, launching of the NCWS photographic and historical exhibition, « NCWS. The founding mothers, their vision and achievements 1957- 1966 », Samonda, Ibadan organized by Professor Felicia Ogunsheye (fifth from the left). Sara Panata was the historical curator of the exhibition.

"My thesis demonstrates the importance of moving away from an approach centered on major historical events and actors (...) By avoiding a teleological gaze that focuses on major socio-political changes, my study shines a light on stakeholders, mobilisations, and modes of action usually obscured by the  historiography."

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Appel à candidatures - Bourse pour un séjour de recherche postdoctoral en Afrique de l'Ouest

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La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) et l’Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) du Nigeria proposent à des postdoctorants résidant en France une aide à la mobilité pour réaliser un séjour de recherche de 2 ou 3 mois en Afrique de l’Ouest : Nigeria, Ghana, Bénin et Togo.

Seront soutenus des projets de recherche qui s’inscrivent dans la politique scientifique de l’IFRA Nigeria, en synergie avec ses chercheurs ou ses partenaires au Nigeria. Les projets interdisciplinaires sont bienvenus.

Cet appel s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme Atlas de mobilité postdoctorale de courte durée lancé par la FMSH et ses partenaires.

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Call for Applications: Writing Workshop on Rethinking development in Nigeria

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.

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