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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


Vera Bakker

Vera Bakker is a research master student in African Studies at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam and has a Msc in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology from the Leiden University. Vera’s fieldsRead 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


Introduction to the CTD theme by CTD the project leader Mirjam de Bruijn

After the official opening of the CTD conference, the CTD project leader Mirjam de Bruijn opened the academic programme with an introduction to the theme of the research programme Connecting in Times of Duress, that in the last five years explored how the introduction of ICTs changesRead 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


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


Voice4Thought Festival: People in Motion, 21-25 September 2016

After last year’s successful edition, Voice4Tought is back with its second annual festival, featuring a.o. the artists Valsero (Cameroon), Croquemort (Chad), Amee (Ivory Coast), author Lieve Joris (Belgium), and musician Ernst Jansz (Netherlands). This year’s theme is ‘People in Motion’. In the Netherlands and in Europe, many of the migrants’Read More


Prof. dr. Mirjam de Bruijn

Mirjam de Bruijn is an anthropologist whose work has a clearly interdisciplinary character with a preference for contemporary history and cultural studies. She focuses on the interrelationship between agency, marginality, mobility, communication and technology. Mirjam is an Africanist with a focus on West and Central Africa. She did,Read More


Adamou Amadou MA

Adamou Amadou est détenteur d’un Master en Anthropologie Visuelle de l’Université de Tromso (Norvège) et d’une maîtrise en Droit Public de l’Université de Ngaoundéré (Cameroun). Il est magistrat et est également affilié au programme doctoral « Connecting in Times of Duress » à l’Université de Leiden (Hollande). Son projetRead More


CTD Seminar Series: Oliver Bakewell, 28 June 2016

Looking beyond conflict as a determinant of mobility in the African Great Lakes Prof. Dr. Oliver Bakewell (IMI, University of Oxford) While the Congolese are often portrayed as moving as refugees in East Africa, there is limited exploration of the other factors that shape theirRead More