The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French National Research Centre (CNRS) founded the IFAS-Research in 1995 to promote scientific investigations in human and social sciences in 12 southern-African countries. It encourages and subsidises collective and individual scientific projects in geography, history, anthropology, archaeology, political science etc.

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The Hidden Years of South African Music

The Institut Français (Paris), the French Embassy in South Africa and IFAS-Research are pleased to present the Hidden Years Music Archive Project, which is hosted by the Africa Open Institute for Music, […]

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IFAS-Research‘s regional mandate is not limited to the South African Republic, but also covers 12 countries in southern and central Africa (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Since its inception, the Institute has developed 3 main domains of expertise: paleosciences ; history, art history and heritage ; social and political dynamics in contemporary African societies.

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The Hidden Years of South African Music

The Institut Français (Paris), the French Embassy in South Africa and...

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Sounds of southern Africa. Music, Empowerment, Freedom 

Our podcast series Sounds of southern Africa. Music, Empowerment, Freedom is finally complete,...

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Urban Cultures in Southern Africa

IFAS-Research presents the second issue of Journal of Contemporary History of...

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Sounds of Southern Africa

IFAS – Research invites you on a musical journey through a...

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#FOCUS ON “From the Cave's Mouth” animation movie

The animation movie “From the Cave's Mouth” was selected to be screened at the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF29) as an official animation selection as part of the official film roster. [Thread 1/2]

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🗓 Friday, 27 May
🕒3:00 PM Snack and screening of “Fahim” directed by Pierre-François Martin-Laval (English subtitles)
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Supported by @IF_SouthAfrica, @IFParis & IFCinema.