Call for funding 2017

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS-Research) has a regional mandate covering eleven countries in Southern Africa. Within the framework of its research programming, it will support in 2017 research projects in the Human and Social Sciences: fieldworks, scientific events and publications. Applicants can be Master and PhD students, Post-Doctoral and Senior researchers, research units.

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Still Hoping for a Revolution

The Steve Biko Lectures in Philosophy

19 July 2016
13:00 - 18:00 - Kerzner Building, Bantung Road Campus, University of Johannesburg

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Columbia University

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The Institutionalization of Xenophobia in the contemporary South African State

Officials' practices towards African Immigration in high schools of Johannesburg and police stations of Cape Town

CUBES and FISH Seminar

21 June 2016
16:00 - IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Jeanne Bouyat
Ceri / Sciences Po Paris

Rodolphe Demeestère
CESSP / Paris 1 La Sorbonne

Discussant: Aurelia Segatti
Honorary Researcher ACMS / Wits University

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100 Years of Memory

South Africa and WWI

In July 2016, South Africa will commemorate the Centenary of the WWI Battle of Delville Wood, when 3 ‍‍200 troops of the South African Infantry Brigade arrived on the battlefield of Delville Wood in the department of La Somme (France). This battle became one of the deadliest Somme engagements of the First World War, in which the Union of South Africa lost almost two-thirds of the complement of its Overseas Expeditionary Force in less than a week of warfare.

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The Ideological Scramble in Africa

How the Dream of African Development shaped a Continental Cold War (1945-1966)

French Institute Seminars in Humanities (FISH)

01 June 2016
15:00 - IFAS Conference Room, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Frank Gerits
NRF / University of the Free State

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