As computers and the internet have radically changed the way we study, learn, research and write, Digital Humanities have emerged as both a set of tools and a new way to approach knowledge production and dissemination.
Even though a growing number of African universities and research centres have been developing projects related to DH, this conversation has, until now, largely been circumscribed to rich universities located mostly in Western Universities. At the same time, the development of internet connections in African cities, the democratisation of IT equipment and the growing access to material published online have opened new alleys to produce original data, have worldwide academic discussions and create a more open field of publishing.
With this picture in mind, IFRA-Nigeria has decided to launch a new ambitious programme on Digital Humanities located in Nigeria.
* Part of this programme, the Digital Lab offers access to several technologies and training to scholars in order to help them enhance their research with digital tools including
- 2D high resolution digitisation
- filming and sound recording
The list of equipment available at IFRA-Nigeria is available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a project and would like to partner with us to use our resources.
You can also take a look at the list our books on Digital Humanities.
* We also regularly organise seminars and trainings for students, researchers and practitioners. Please follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter to be informed for upcoming opportunities.
For example, in August 2021, we organised a workshop on combining video and research in social sciences. In October 2021, we organised a training for archivists on digitisation of archives. And in November 2021, we organised a roundtable on the use of digital tools to write the history of Lagos.
You can also find here all IFRA news about Digital Humanities.