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Methodological seminar – Michael Eniola Oshindoro

346032550 622390569764881 3116151745417016397 nOn the 17th of May, Michael Eniola Oshindoro, Ph.D. student at the Department of African Cultural Studies of the university of Wisconsin-Madison presented his research methods and outputs. His doctoral work aims to document the historical development and context of animation production, distribution, and reception in Nigeria.  Michael performs archival research and adopt ethnographic methods in his study of animation. His ethnographic work takes him to animation studios in Lagos and Abuja where he does participant observation, conduct one-on-one and group interviews, collect brochures and materials, and document the pipeline production process in the studios. In addition to looking at digital archives, He works in the National Archives inside the University of Ibadan.

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Workshop : Digitising Religious Architectural Heritage in Ibadan (Photogrammetry)

PHOTO 2023 05 04 14 39 52On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th of May, IFRA-Nigeria organised an introductory training in photogrammetry and 3D modelling as part of its research project on the religious architectural heritage of Ibadan. The training was provided by Lloyd Martin, an architect and independent researcher, at the Institute for African Studies of the University of Ibadan. Lloyd Martin has conducted extensive research on the philosophy and work of Nigeria architect and artist Demas Nwoko and he is preparing a 3D model on the Dominican Chapel (Ibadan) that will be part of the interactive map released by IFRA late 2023 or early 2024. 

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Methodological seminar – Adejoke R. Adetoro

Photo AdejokeOn the 19th of April 2023, Adejoke R. Adetoro, PhD student in History at the University of Ibadan, presented her methods and her fieldwork to fourteen master and PhD students during a methodological seminar at the university of Ibadan. Adejoke R. Adetoro presented her works that delve into how religious practices shape students’ experience of campus life. Her work contributes to the debate on religious revivalism focusing on the campus of the University of Ibadan, the oldest university of Nigeria. Exploring this topic from 1948, the date of creation of the university as a college of the university of London, to the present day, Adejoke mobilizes a transdisciplinary methodology to capture the multiple aspects of the topic she studies. She presented how she used historical sociology to mobilize sociological concepts such as social organisations and social curriculums within religion. In addition, she works in a team with and anthropologist and a sociologist.

 

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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IFRI & IFRA-Nigeria seminar on the Nigerian general elections

microsoftteams image 9On the 16th of March 2023, IFRA-Nigeria and the French institute of international relations (IFRI) co-organised an online seminar on the Nigerian general elections featuring Elodie Apard, Research Officer, IRD, Benjamin Augé, Research Associate, IFRI; Sa'eed Husaini, Research, Center for Democracy and Development, Abuja; Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud, Deputy Director, IFRA-Ibadan. The debate was moderated by Alain Antil, Director of the Sub-Saharan Africa Center, Ifri and Barbara Morovich, Director, IFRA-Ibadan.

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Methodological seminar - Salomé Okoekpen

Salomé Okoekpen MethodsOn the 15th of March, Salomé Okoekpen, PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Geneva, presented her methods and her fieldwork to fifteen master and PhD students during a methodological seminar at the university of Ibadan.

Salomé Okoekpen explores Muslim women's engagement in rural towns of Oyo State looking at their organisational and associative practices. She is most interested in their lived experience, on how they perceive and interpret their actions and religiosity. The methodology deployed by Salomé Okoekpen blends ethnographic and artistic approaches such as drawing, sound recordings, and photography. Drawing serves as a tool for immersion and engagement, positioning and reflexivity, and personal reflection and expression. It is also a medium that allow for the engagement of a wider, non-academical, audience.

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Journée d'étude: Matrimoines et patrimonialisations expérimentales de la « nature » en ville.

arton57 resp400Le 3 avril, une journée d’étude sur le thème des matrimoines et des patrimonialisations expérimentales de la « nature » en ville prenait place. Cet évènement, coordonné par Barbara Morovich (AMUP et IFRA-Nigéria, membre du réseau LIEU) et Géraldine Djament (UMR SAGE, associée à l’EIREST), faisait suite à deux journées d’études. La première traitait des enjeux épistémologiques liés aux patrimonialisations « minoritaires » et la seconde abordait le thème des patrimonialisations populaires et postcoloniales « minoritaires » en France et à l’étranger.

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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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Tremplin pour l’international - Soutien à la mobilité (2023)

inshsL’InSHS lance un nouvel appel destiné à favoriser la mobilité, à donner l’opportunité de séjourner à l’étranger pour y effectuer des terrains, enquêtes, travaux sur archives, manuscrits, etc., de développer son réseau international de recherche, d’y mener une recherche susceptible de déboucher par la suite, sur la proposition d’un réseau international de recherche soutenu par le CNRS, l’élaboration d’un projet européen (projet collaboratif, réseau COST, ERC, dont ERC Synergy etc., dans le contexte de l’Europe de la recherche), la réponse à un appel à projet ANR, international ou autre, portant sur des sources étrangères, etc.

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