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 genocide itself, its aftermath and, in some cases, the situation…

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 other functions such as messaging, sound and image recording and…

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 a bad idea to cautiously say: ‘It depends’. This book…

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 World Wide Web for their learning activities. Based on two…

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