Methodology

 
 

Final CTD Conference Report (22-29 October 2017)

The Connecting in Times of Duress research programme presented its results and way forward during this conference in Ndjaména. During the conference the  team members met with senior researchers who were also invited for previous events during the research project  (seminars/ conferences and workshops) andRead More


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


Central concepts: duress, connectivity, and mobility

Definitions of central concepts: Duress: the internalization of hardship and violence that are a result of oppression, conflict and war and its often long and deep history. Originally a notion from the discipline of jurisprudence, duress (or in French, contrainte), refers to a state inRead 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


Methods: Senses, Visuals, Digitalization

In addition to interviews and archival research, CTD researchers are encouraged to use their senses, visuals, and digitalization during and beyond fieldwork in order to collect data. In April 2014, CTD researchers in collaboration with external collaborators and supervisors, explored and defined these methods as part of theRead More


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


Social Media in Africa Symposium, University of Edinburgh, 26-27 April 2017

Inge Ligtvoet presented the paper ‘Information biographies: a proposal/method to discover the world beyond the hashtag’ (co-author Mirjam de Bruijn) at the Social Media in Africa Symposium at the University of Edinburgh on 26 April 2017. Read the abstract below: Information biographies: a proposal/method to discover theRead More