Innovative Research Methods
Innovative Research Methods is a community-based space for exploring new and creative ways of conducting, displaying and utilising academic research. Master's or Bachelor's student are encouraged to share their visual and digital research projects, discuss with peers and get new ideas for developing their research. The platform also combines best practices of other disciplines, working towards a skills hub.
Master students African Studies provide updates of their fieldwork experiences. The aim is to archive the research process, which will facilitate the thesis writing process.
Artists reflections on contemporary history present important insights to academia. In 2017, artist Sapin Makengele and Master students History and African Studiese entered a process of co-creation resulting in a drawing of the Congo crisis. From here students explored various aspects of the crisis together with Makengele. The project also inspired the birth of a new project about the artists and the Cameroon crisis.
Gaining fieldwork experience is essential for students before heading to Africa to do their Master's research. These projects present multimodal publications of students who explored different mixed and multimodal methods during field research in The Hague.
We work on a section with course materials on methods and tools with links to assignments Ethnographic writing, Narrative analysis, Podcasts, Infographics and Logo making (now collected on the page Course materials). Below find a link to an essay about the course by student Charlotte Simons.