Dr. Olivier Nyirubugara
Dr. Olivier Nyirubugara is lecturer in Journalism, Media Theory, and International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Between 2012 and 2016 he lectured New Media and Online Journalism at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
His main areas of publication include cultural heritage, cultural memory, history education, and digital media.
Some key publications
Nyirubugara, Olivier (2013) Complexities and Dangers of Remembering and Forgetting in Rwanda (Leiden: Sidestone Press). Memory Traps Vol. 1
Nyirubugara, Olivier (2012) ‘Non-mediated Archives: Naming as a Human Right Issue ’, in Engen, H. van, Janssens, G., Kwanten, G. & Pompe, K.M., (Eds.), Archives without Borders (VVBAD),pp. 189–195
Nyirubugara, Olivier (2012) ‘Remembering and Forgetting in Post-genocide Rwanda’, in Meiner, Carsten / Veel, Kristin (Eds.), The Cultural Life of Catastrophes and Crises (Berlin: De Gruyter), pp. 115–124
External link: Olivier Nyirubugara's personal homepage
Books by Olivier Nyirubugara
Novels of Genocide
Remembering and Forgetting the Ethnic Other in Fictional Rwanda
Olivier Nyirubugara | 2017
In the last 20 years or so, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has inspired a number of creative writers who were eager to represent that...
Mobile Community Reporting
A Grassroots Perspective on Journalism
Olivier Nyirubugara | 2014
Almost everyone in Africa knows a mobile phone, the most widespread communication technology on the continent. That technology started as a voice-only tool before integrating...
Complexities and Dangers of Remembering and Forgetting in Rwanda
Memory Traps Volume I
Olivier Nyirubugara | 2013
Can a society, a culture, a country, be trapped by its own memories? The question is not easy to answer, but it would not be...
Surfing the Past
Digital Learners in the History Class
Olivier Nyirubugara | 2012
This book discusses one of the most frequently discussed subjects in history education during the last two decades, namely how secondary school pupils use the...