New online publication ‘Bridging Humanities’

The Voice4Thought Foundation, LeidenASA, and Brill publishers have launched the new online publication Bridging Humanities. Bridging Humanities a peer-reviewed and academically recognised publication that aims to promote a methodology of knowledge production that integrates the use of digital sources in research. Bridging Humanities acknowledges the endless possibilitiesRead More

PhD defense Abdoulaye Adoum Souleymane, 4 July 2017

On 4 July 2017, Abdoulaye Adoum Souleymane will defend his dissertation: Communication and Violence in Chad : the case of Moyen-Chari and the Guera (1900-2010) Communication et Violences au Tchad: Le cas du Moyen-Chari et du Guera (1900-2010) The political history of Chad is characterizedRead More

Workshop Alternative histories from Central Africa, 3 July 2017 (French spoken)

Please note: Unfortunately, Professor Saïbou Issa and Professor Khalil Alio were both unable to make it to Leiden at the very last moment. The workshop continues as planned, with more time for discussion after the presentations bij Souleymane Abdoulaye Adoum and Marielle Debos. Workshop: LesRead More

Mirjam de Bruijn – We should know: #FreeNadjo #FreeSolloh

CTD researcher Mirjam de Bruijn wrote a blog about the silence surrounding the recent arrests of youth leader Palmer Nadjo Kaina (Iyina) and Betrand Solloh in Chad. Who notices these arrests? Why are they relatively silenced?  

Tchad : IYINA – Les jeunes sont fatigués, le régime réprime

– Deuhb Emmanuel Zyzou, 17 avril 2017. #FreeNadjo #FreeSollo Un an après avoir gagné l’élection présidentielle, largement contestée par la classe politique et la société civile, le président tchadien, Idriss Deby Itno fait face aujourd’hui à un phénomène nouveau et incontrôlable : une  jeunesse revendicative. DesRead More

Paper – Mobile pastoralists in Central and West Africa: Between conflict, mobile telephony and (im)mobility

CTD project leader Mirjam de Bruijn, PhD researchers Adamou Amadou and Boukary Sangaré, and associate PhD researcher Elie Lewa Doksala wrote the paper ‘Mobile pastoralists in Central and West Africa: between conflict, mobile telephony and (im)mobility’ for The Future of Pastoralism, Revue scientifique et technique (InternationalRead More

CTD end conference in N’Djaména, Chad, 25-28 October 2017

The History Institute of Leiden University and the research institute CRASH (Chad) join hands to organize the end conference of the project ‘Connecting in Times of Duress’ (Leiden University) in the Chadian capital N’Djaména, 25-28 October 2017. The conference presents and discusses the research findingsRead More

Tchad : Un nouveau mouvement citoyen déchaîne la chronique

– Deuhb Emmanuel Zyzou, 17 janvier 2017. Mouvement pour l’Eveil Citoyen en abrégé MECI, une plate-forme regroupant personnalités politiques, acteurs de la société civile et journalistes déchaîne la chronique depuis quelques semaines au Tchad. Crée à la surprise de la majorité des tchadiens le 29Read More

Paper – Ambiguities of oppression: Engaged Chadian artist’s itinerary towards success

Mirjam de Bruijn and Chadian slam artist Didier Lalaye (aka Croquemort) wrote a paper together for the volume ‘Digital activism in the Social Media Era. Critical Reflections on Emerging Trends in sub-Saharan Africa’, edited by Bruce Mutsvairo. In ‘Ambiguities of oppression: Engaged Chadian artist’s itineraryRead More

Call for papers CTD end conference 2017 [Closed]

The call for papers is now closed. The History Institute of Leiden University and CRASH[1] invite you to the end conference of the research programme Connecting in Times of Duress, to take place 25-28 October 2017 in N’Djaména, Chad. Connecting in Times of Duress, aRead More