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NIGERIA : la fabrique de la malédiction du pétrole dans le delta du Niger

Image1Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos est directeur de recherche à l’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), il travaille sur les conflits armés notamment au Nigeria ou il dirige le programme Nigeria Watch. Il a récemment publié un nouveau livre « NIGERIA : la fabrique de la malédiction du pétrole dans le delta du Niger » en partenariat avec l’IFRA-Nigeria. Ci-dessous, une présentation de l’ouvrage.

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Symposium : Italian Society of Applied Anthropology

logo siaa orizzDr Sa’eed Husaini of the Centre for Democray and Development (CDD), Abuja, participated in the Symposium of the Italian Society of Applied Anthropology. The Symposium was held in Perugia in December (14th-16th) and was focused upon ‘Social Uses of Anthropology: Heritage, Health and Territories’. Dr Husaini presented the work of the Socialist Library and Archives (SOLAR) and CDD within IFRA's Heritage research program (FSPI).

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Conference: Architecture for the people

WhatsApp Image 2023 12 04 at 11.54.44On the 1st of december, IFRA-Nigeria in collaboration with the French embassy in Nigeria organised a Conference at the Alliance Française in Lagos titled "Architecture for the people: for an inclusive and rooted city". The main guest of the event was Demas Nwoko who talked about sustainability, African architecture and the vision he communicated in his work in a discussion with Dr Barbara Morovich, director of IFRA-Nigeria. The recording of the full event is available here.

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Methodological seminar - Elodie Apard, Precious Diagboya, Janet Ogundairo

407467287 858871919358621 8397599475541030071 nBetween the 29th and the 30th of November, Dr. Elodie Apard, Historian (Research Institute for Sustainable Development), Dr. Precious Diagboya, Philosopher  (IFRA-Nigeria Senior Research Fellow), and Janet Ogundairo, PhD Candidate in Sociology (University of Ibadan) animated a seminar titled: Doing research from where (and who) we are: the use of reflexivity and positionality in Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Workshop : Digitising Religious Architectural Heritage in Ibadan (3D modelling)

Image3Between the 6th and the 9th of November, IFRA-Nigeria organised a training in photogrammetry and 3D modelling as part of its research project on the religious architectural heritage of Ibadan. The training was provided by Marjorie Coulin, an Engineer at ICONEM. Founded in 2013, Iconem is an innovative French startup that specialises in the digitisation of endangered cultural heritage sites in 3D.

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Methodological seminar - Gernot Klantschnig, Ediomo-Ubong Nelson, Janet Ogundairo

Photo 1On the 16th of November, Gernot Klantschnig, Ediomo-Ubong Nelson and Janet Ogundairo gave a methological seminar shedding light on the ethical considerations and methodological obstacles researchers may encounter while doing sensitive research, with the goal of contributing to the knowledge necessary to navigate the intricate terrain of studying illicit activities and building capacity to conduct academically rigorous research with far-reaching policy and governance implications.

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Methodological Seminar – Katharina Oke

Illustration 1 koOn the 31st of October, Dr. Katharina Oke gave a methodological seminar on the following theme “Working with Newspapers & Reflections on further developing Research Projects: from Master to PhD and Beyond”. The seminar had in attendance, researchers from various background who also shared their experiences on working with/on newspapers. Some also spoke about how they have been able or plan to develop their research work from MA to PhD and Post-doctoral level.

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News of the Socialist Library and Archives (SOLAR) project // Nigerian Heritage Digitisation Programme

Illustration archives 1The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), using The Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects (FSPI) awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is funding a project entitled “Protecting Political activists archives to write another history of Nigeria”. This project, which is a component of the 'Nigerian Heritage Digitisation Programme', aims at digitising important and imperilled archival holdings of Nigeria’s radical and prodemocracy activists to increase accessibility to these materials as well as to preserve them for posterity.

On the 18th of October, a team consisting of Dr. Saeed Husaini of CDD,  Mr. Sola Babalola of IFRA-Nigeria, and Mr. Joseph Ayodokun FSPI project manager visited Baba Omojola's family house to conduct an onsite assessment of the archives.

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Field research internship for 1 Master student in social sciences - INFRAPATRI project

An old ficus tree in front of the Opadere family compound. Oké Dada. Photo Emilie Guitard December 2021. min. min min minThe interdisciplinary project INFRAPATRI aims to study the local knowledges and forms of attachment to urban plants in four sub-Saharan African cities : Yaounde in Cameroon, Ibadan in Nigeria, Porto-Novo in Benin and Dakar in Senegal. Our reflection is based on the notion of "heritage from below", allowing us to understand the relationship of city dwellers to plants in terms of memory and conceptions of the past, rarely recognized by institutional approaches to heritage conservation. Plants in the city, which cover multiple figures and spaces, are in fact used in a variety of ways based on practical or symbolic knowledge. Together, this knowledge and uses are produced by various urban collectives based on family, ethnic identity, religion, neighbourhood, profession or political representation, etc.

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National Museum Lagos Library and Archives Research Grant

WhatsApp Image 2023 11 06 at 11.32.29As part of both its programs on Digital Humanities and Nigerian History and Heritage Conservation, IFRA-Nigeria has launched a research project on the digitization of the Archives of the National Museum Lagos in Collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in its ongoing project that is funded from the grant that forms a part of a wider project entitled Fonds de Solidarité pour les Projets Innovant (FSPI Project).

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National Museum Lagos Library and Archives Artistic Expression Grant

WhatsApp Image 2023 11 06 at 11.32.29As part of both its programs on Digital Humanities and Nigerian History and Heritage Conservation, IFRA-Nigeria has launched a research project on the digitization of the Archives of the National Museum Lagos in Collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in her ongoing project that is funded from the grant that forms a part of a wider project entitled Le Fonds de Solidarité pour les Projets Innovant (FSPI Project).

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Parution - Journal des Anthropologues

JDA couverture 2023 scaledThe latest issue of the Journal des anthropologues, coordinated by Monique Selim and Barbara Morovich, is hot off the press.
Entitled "Imaginaires en pandémie" (Pandemic imaginaries), the thematic dossier examines the novel political and ideological bricolages that emerged during and in the wake of the Covid-19 health crisis.
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La dernière livraison du Journal des anthropologues, coordonnée par Monique Selim et Barbara Morovich, sort fraîchement de l'imprimerie.
Intitulé "Imaginaires en pandémie", le dossier thématique interroge les bricolages politiques et idéologiques inédits qui ont émergé pendant et à la suite de la crise sanitaire du Covid-19.

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