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Book chapter: Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence

Meike de Goede and Inge Ligtvoet wrote a chapter for Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence, edited by Althea-Maria Rivas and Brendan Ciaran Browne (Bristol, Policy Press). The chapter is titled ‘Fields of Insecurity: Responding to Flows of Information’. This chapter focuses on the impactRead More


Images of the CTD fieldworks

During her speech at the opening of the CTD conference, the CTD project leader Mirjam de Bruijn projected a slideshow of pictures showing images from the different researchers’ fieldworks. This series of landscapes, portraits, people, everyday life scenes was used by Prof. De Bruijn toRead More


Mirjam de Bruijn – Counter Voices in Africa

Mirjam de Bruijn’s blog: Counter Voices in Africa Having been refused a filming permit to make a documentary about the Fulani nomads in Chad, Mirjam de Bruijn and cameraman Sjoerd Sijsma had to chang their plan. The Arab spring has not( yet) arrived in Chad andRead More


Catherina Wilson – Rumours on the Ubangui

Catherina Wilson’s blog: Rumours on the Ubangui Since time immemorial rumours have connected people. Rumours play different social roles and act as sources of alternative information, both verified and non-verified. They vent potential frustrations, amuse and entertain. Rumours bring people together as well as setRead More


Inge Ligtvoet – Divine Connections

Inge Ligtvoet’s blog: Divine Connections Follow Inge’s research endeavours in Nigeria  as she tries to navigate new dynamics, both online and off-line, to try and understand how political mobilization has changed with access to social media on mobile phones. Is this leading to the formation of newRead More


Methodologies: information biography

The increasing appropriation of the internet and smartphones, and social media in particular, have arguably altered everyday praxis and social structure in Central African societies. This phenomenon demands new methodologies. CTD researchers Inge Ligtvoet and Mirjam de Bruijn have introduced the concept of information biographies:Read More


Video: Carl Schlettwein lecture at ECAS, 28 June 2017

Last June, CTD project leader Mirjam de Bruijn delivered the Carl Schlettwein Lecture Digitalisation and the Field of African Studies to a packed house at the 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2017 (28 June – 1 July 2017 in Basel). Mirjam’s lecture can now be viewedRead More


Exhibition of fieldwork photographs, 15 June 2017

Fieldwork photographs of CTD researchers Meike de Goede, Catherina Wilson, and Mirjam de Bruijn and MA student Vera Bakker have been selected for the LeidenGlobal Photo Exhibition Heritage on the Move. The exhibition will travel around the different Faculties of the University in the comingRead More


Inge Ligtvoet – Fieldwork Photo Story: Nigeria, 2014-2015

I conducted one year of field research in Nigeria from February 2014. It was a very intense year for Nigeria and so it became a very intense year for me in the field. Boko Haram became more violent and omnipresent in Nigerian media. And afterRead More