Presentation of a Doctoral Research by Dr Sara Panata, 2nd of June



Dr Sara Panata, Senior Research Associate at IFRA-Nigeria, defended her PhD thesis in September 2020 on “Nigeria Marches On. Feminist and Women’s Movements in the National Struggle for Socio-Political Rights (1944-1994)”. After supporting her research since 2013, IFRA-Nigeria was glad to take part to the first presentation of her Doctoral Research in the Department of History, University of Ibadan on the 2nd of June. 

Continue Reading

IFRA-Nigeria and IAS-Ibadan initiated a collaboration with KNUST university in KUMASI Ghana

1 4th of May Introduction



Between 3rd and 7th of May, a delegation of IFRA-Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Ibadan visited the History and Political Studies Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. This week of exchange aimed at creating a collaboration between the three institutions, IAS, KNUST and IFRA-Nigeria.




Continue Reading

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."

Continue Reading

Café Science - March 23rd : "Beyond Boko Haram : writing the History of Borno, Nigeria"

IFRA-Nigeria, in collaboration with the Alliance Française Ibadan, organised their first Café Science of 2021. The event, titled  “Beyond Boko Haram : writing History of Borno, Nigeria” was facilitated by Dr Vincent Hiribarren (director of IFRA-Nigeria). The debate was held at the Alliance Française of Ibadan, on Tuesday 23rd of March from 6pm to 7:30pm. The event gathered about 30 people, friends and colleagues of University of Ibadan and from the Alliance Française of Ibadan.

Cafe science carrre


Continue Reading

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

20210112 Visuel bourse atlas bis


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.

Continue Reading

Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2021

This year again, IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of the Mastercard Foundation-Sciences Po scholarship, a unique opportunity for African students to pursue a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Mastercard Foundation will sponsor the selected student(s) to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation. 

Continue Reading

Online Workshop: "Exploring hidden narratives in the West African Tramadol trade and transport of migrants"

We are happy to invite you to an online workshop discussing the policy paper "Exploring hidden narratives in the West African Tramadol trade and transport of migrants". The workshop will be held on Tuesday 11th of August at 2pm on Zoom. The policy paper was published by Bristol University as part of the project Hidden Narratives on Transnational Organised Crimes (TNOC) in West Africa. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Gernot Klantschnig, Dr. Philippe Frowd, Dr Elodie Apard.

Continue Reading

Call for application: IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria

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. 

Continue Reading

More Articles ...

Find us

Institute of African Studies
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo State

Locate us

View Larger Map

IFRA Resource Centre

Opening hours: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday