Mirjam de Bruijn

 
 

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


Publication of the Mobile Money research report

Earlier this week, the research report of CTD’s sister project Mobile Money was made public. The Mobile Money research project, directed by CTD researchers Mirjam de Bruijn and Inge Butter, is centred around a comparative ethnographic study into the usage, perceptions and attitudes towards mobile money in four countries.Read 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


Didier Lalaye aka Croquemort

Didier Lalaye, a.k.a. Croquemort, is a slam artist from Chad. His music of social and political protest has inspired a new slam generation in Chad, and is recognised internationally in and outside of Africa. After the release of his last album “Apprenons à les comprendre”Read More


Sjoerd Sijsma

Sjoerd Sijsma is a professional film maker and photographer. He trains and coaches the CTD team on audiovisual matters. As member of the team, he will produce a  documentary on ‘the art of communication’, exploring who is allowed to communicate, how and when during times of duress. Together withRead 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


Mirjam de Bruijn, NPO Radio 1: dit is de nacht, 10 oktober 2017

Mirjam de Bruijn on the worrying situation in Cameroon in Dit is de Nacht, NPO Radio 1, last week.


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