As you may know, in accordance with the latest government statement regarding measures to contain the COVID-19 virus, IFRA-Nigeria's offices are closed until further notice, library included. However, IFRA’s team has come up with alternative solutions to continue its training activities.
We will host a series of online events using Facebook Live as a platform.
3RD ONLINE WORKSHOP: "INTERROGATING THE ARCHIVE(S)"
This third workshop on "interrogating the archive(s)" will be facilitated by Dr. Vincent Hiribarren. It will be held on Tuesday 28th of April 2020 at 1pm (Nigerian time) on our Facebook page.
Dr Vincent Hiribarren is a senior Lecturer in Modern African History, King's College London. He is the author of A History of Borno (2017) and Un manguiez au Nigeria (A mango tree in Nigeria) (2019). Dr Hiribarren is currently leading on a project of digitalisation of national archives in Nigeria, to which IFRA-Nigeria is a partner.
What is the workshop about?
In the first part of the session, I will show how archives are not just a subject of discussion for archivists and historians. We will see how philosophers such as Michel Foucault have tried to think about the construction of the archive (singular). We also assess how anthropologists such as Ann Laura Stoler have tried to make us think about colonial archives under a different angle.
In the second part of the session, we will talk about the way we can find archives in Nigeria. We will critically engage with the way historical material has been collected, catalogued and preserved since 1960. We will see that there is more than colonial files kept in the different branches of the National Archives in Ibadan, Enugu and Kaduna. We will also discuss the need to consider private archives such as those of Prof. Ade Ajayi and Prof. Ogunsheye in Ibadan.
How to participate?
It is pretty easy, everybody can participate:
Like IFRA-Nigeria’s Facebook Page Click on the link to watch the live on Tuesday 28th of April at 1pm (Nigerian time). The video will start at 1pm prompt on our Facebook page. You do not need to register beforehand.
You have the possibility to comment during the live. Please only ask relevant questions in line with the discussion.
Toward the end of the session, there is an opportunity for a short Q&A session where the facilitator, Dr Vincent Hiribarren will pick up from the comments and answers the questions live.