Date: June 13
Location: Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
On June 13, IFRA-Nigeria's team was welcomed at the Faculty of Arts of Obafemi Awolowo University, by Dr. Titus Olusegun (lecturer at the dep. of music, OAU).
Date: June 7, 2019
Location: BIC Ijomah Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
On Friday 7th of June 2019, IFRA-Nigeria was welcome at the BIC Ijomah Centre, Department of Sociology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, by Prof. Egodi Uchendu and Dr. Chidi Ugwu from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Dr. Emilie Guitard and Clementine Chazal hosted two methodological workshops on “How to apply for scholarships, postdocs and other academic positions in Europe”.
Date: Monday 3rd of June
Place: IFRA library (the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan).
On June 3rd, Côme Salvaire hosted a 4 hours workshop (divided into two parts) at IFRA-Nigeria, entitled “Qualitative Methods: constructing your research object, choosing your cases”. This workshop aimed at students of sociology or political science looking to develop qualitative methods skills.
Date: 2nd May 2019
Place: Institute for Development Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
On Thursday 2 May 2019, Dr Elodie Apard (director of IFRA Nigeria), Sara Panata (PhD student at Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Dr Vincent Hiribarren (King's College London) travelled to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, to host a methodological workshop entitled “Applying for a scholarship, a post-doc and an academic position in Europe”. The workshop was held at the Institute for Development Research and Training (IDR) and kindly organised by its director, Prof. Hudu. A. Ayuba.
Date: April 1st 2019
Place: IFRA-Nigeria's library
On April 1st 2019, Dr. Gerardo Serra hosted a 4 hours workshop themed on "CENSUS STORIES: Quantification, trust and the politics of counting people". The workshop focused on population census as a source for political and cultural history in Sub-Saharan Africa.
IFRA was pleased to organise a research training seminar on the 25th of May in our library led by Mrs. Chrystel Oloukoi entitled “Nocturnal Fieldwork and ‘Assisted’ Field Research”. She is a PhD student in African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. A geographer by training, her work has notably addressed power relations in nocturnal contexts in Lagos and Johannesburg. She has conducted field research in Ikeja (Lagos State) and Maboneng (Johannesburg) during which the issue of research assistantship was particularly sensitive and critical.
On Thursday, 12th & Friday 13th of April, 2018, an IFRA delegation was the guest of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria. Until recently, the Institute for Development, Research and Training (IDR&T) of ABU was hosting one of the two headquarters of IFRA in Nigeria. Therefore, we have enjoyed a strong and longstanding relationship with this university and it is a pleasure to contribute to restore and strengthen our ties. IFRA, accompanied by the Higher Education Attaché of the French embassy Prof. Leila Matthieu, was welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Director of the IDR&T Professor Hudu. A. Ayuba and other distinguished personalities of the academic life in Zaria to discuss opportunities of collaborations.
On Monday, 9th of April, IFRA was delighted to organise a workshop led by Dr. Vincent Hiribarren (King’s College, London), Lecturer in Modern African History at King’s College London. Last year, Dr. Hiribaren published A History of Borno: Trans-Saharan African Empire to Failing Nigerian State (Hurst Publisher, 2017), based on his PhD thesis and that he came to present in Ibadan. He has conducted archival and field research in various locations of Northern Nigeria, including Kaduna and Maiduguri, along with consulting colonial archives in Paris, London and Berlin. He has also a deep interest in cartography, as underlined in his personal website.
On Thursday, 1st of March, IFRA was happy to organise a seminar led by Dr. Sounaye Abdoulaye, research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) of Berlin, Germany.
A religious studies scholar trained at Northwestern University (United States), Dr. Sounaye is a specialist of Islam, which he has researched extensively in Niger and Nigeria. He has notably focused on Salafi leaders and movements. He is currently starting a project on religious practices on Nigerian campuses.
An IFRA research training seminar, by Prof. Henry Lovejoy (University of Colorado, Boulder) * Thursday, 1st of February 2018 at IFRA Library
This Thursday, 1st of February 2018, IFRA was very pleased to host Prof. Henry Lovejoy, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder (United States), historian, specialist of the history of the Atlantic World. Author of Prieto: Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions, Prof. Lovejoy initiated Liberated Africans (liberatedafricans.org), a collaborative research project aiming at identifying links between diasporas on both sides of the Atlantic.