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About Us

We are a group of professionals, scholars, researchers and students who are foregrounding the national and international benefits of Digital Humanities scholarship as a priority in the humanities and social sciences.
We are out at promoting the understanding and practice of digital approaches to humanities scholarship across Nigerian universities and research institutes in the Nigerian and African societies.

Our Story

The association, DHAN, is a brainchild of scholars of like-minds. Digital Humanities as a discipline has not been well-rooted in the Nigerian academic landscape prior 2017.

Professor Tunde Opeibi (now Ope-Davies) is one of the biggest names in the practice and advancement of the discipline. Owing to his efforts through organised summer schools at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, a few other younger scholars began to show interest in the discipline and continued to apply their enthusiasm to technologies to DH under the mentorship of the professor.

At the second organised summer school, a conference on DH was held which attracted scholars from different parts of the world. At the end of the conference in November 2018, the formulation of Digital Humanities Group emerged into a full-fledged association of scholars and researchers from diverse fields of human endeavour.

Our Objectives

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DH Priority

To foreground the national and international benefits of developing Digital Humanities scholarship as a priority in the humanities and social sciences.

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DH Scholarship

To promote the understanding and practice of digital approaches to humanities scholarship across Nigerian universities and research institutes and the Nigerian society.

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DH Meetings

To hold an annual conference or workshop extending practical awareness of digitally-based scholarship in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

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Methodological Commons

To work towards a ‘methodological commons’ for the digital humanities in Nigeria, providing guidance in the development of standards and expertise to promote best practice in DH teaching and research.

Our Vision

To develop, implement and promote ideas, projects, programmes and organize activities that will enhance the rapid development of DH and the association

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