Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel D25 (1 video; 2 papers, 0 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Digital humanities in Africa
[initiated by the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden and Voice4Thought]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Mirjam de Bruijn (Leiden University);
Laurens Nijzink (Voice4Thought).

Stream: D: Cases of regional and disciplinary specifics
Start time: 27 January, 2021 at 10:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
Digital Humanities is an experiment that will become a leading factor in many issues that are present in the discussion around African scholarship and knowledge institutes: decolonizing the academia, filling gaps of access to literature, and developing new fields of research. During a DH workshop held in Leiden in July 2019, (see:, three fields of Digital Humanities came to the fore as important and developing in African Scholarship: cultural heritage (silenced histories), political change and the digital, and language analysis. In this panel we will continue the discussion on how DH can further develop in African knowledge institutes and how it can become one of the elements to bridge knowledge production in Africa to other knowledge centres in the world.

2 Accepted papers:
1 no pdf file present Les Humanités Numériques au Mali: etat des lieux et perspectives

2 no pdf file present Making fèrège mudcloth. Digitizing local and making knowledge by participatory means

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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