What is this event about?
This programme, jointly organised by the Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos & Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria, is one of the planned (quarterly) activities (virtual symposium, networking, collaborative project conception and execution, workshop, etc) towards the promotion and expansion of DH scholarship and research globally but with particular focus on Nigeria, Africa and the Global South.
Our motivation is based on the need to address the critical intellectual, research and infrastructural gaps that existed in the traditional disciplines in the Human Sciences in this part of the Global South in spite of the explosion in digital technologies and computational approaches to studies outside the core sciences. It is a response to the need to raise, develop and equip a critical mass of passionate and committed scholars and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences that are willing to explore this technology-driven multidisciplinary platform. It is our hope that these modest efforts will help in redefining and reconfiguring the role of DH as a special discipline in Human Sciences.