15th January 2020

Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi) Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos (CEDHUL)

Retooling the Humanities in the Age of Technology: Prospects, Challenges and Possibilities in African Digital Humanities

Hard facts and statistics seem to support the view that the ongoing digital revolution across the world is offering limitless opportunities to every field of human endeavour to reconstruct their approaches, methods and preoccupations. Within the academy, traditional approaches and disciplinary lines are being reconfigured and redrawn. A number of new technology-driven theories, tools and techniques are driving research, initiatives and innovation. This study provides an overview of how Digital Humanities (DH), as an emerging field in the global south, is beginning to redefine and retool the disciplines in the human sciences in Africa.

PARTICIPATION:

The meeting will take place live at Zoom at 1 pm. To participate please fill in the survey: https://forms.gle/4K1MJ7V9JW8MDKmq7 – the link to the meeting will be sent sent to the email address passed in the form.

The first part of the meeting (the lecture) will be recorded to be later uploaded to our YouTube channel. While we will only be recording the slides and speaker’s audio, we kindly ask that those of you who do not want to risk accidental sharing of your personal image turn off the cameras and turn them back on in the second part of the meeting, a discussion, which will not be recorded.