Welcome to CEDHUL

You are welcome to the virtual home of the Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos [CEDHUL], the first full-fledged, stand-alone Digital Humanities Centre in Africa.

Incontrovertible, ubiquitous evidence shows that the 21st Century global community has been witnessing an unprecedented revolution in the development of digital and communication technologies as key drivers of transformation and growth in key social institutions. Scholars believe that this digital revolution has not only serious research implications for the Arts/Social Sciences and Pure Sciences but also practical benefits for the larger society.   

Consequently, the emergence of Digital Humanities (DH) as a response to this revolution has sparked off informed, critical debates on, as well as exploration of, the application of computational methods and digital technology for research and studies in the humanities. As a research and academic unit, CEDHUL aligns with current global debates and efforts to provide multidisciplinary and transnational platforms for collaborative and innovative ideas among the intersecting disciplines. 

– Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi)

Chair & Principal Investigator

Upcoming Event


-To promote computer-based approaches -To research in all disciplines in the humanities; -To encourage and support research activities that will stimulate and drive computer-based studies in the humanities; -To generate research ideas that will promote cutting-edge studies and produce transnational outcomes for the benefit of society...

Our Profile

The CENTRE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (CEDHUL) was established in response to the yawning gap in the field of digital humanities research and learning in Africa and the growing need to retool scholars and researchers in the human sciences…

Our Activities

We organize summer schools, workshops, seminars and conferences that will provide the platform to raise and equip a new generation of scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Our activities will equally generate ideas, demonstrate the usefulness of computer methodologies to humanistic studies and disseminate research outcomes to benefit the larger society.

Our Experts


Chair & Principal Investigator Visiting Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany Senior Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


Professor in the Institute for Digital Humanities, Historical and Cultural Information, University of Cologne, Germany


DAAD Scholar & Researcher, Münster University, German


Professor in Language & Culture, Corpus-linguistics and E-learning at Chemnitz University, Germany


Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge and the University Library

Partners & Collaborators

In conjunction with some international partners, such as University of Cologne Institute for Digital Humanities Centre, University of Edinburgh Digital Scholarship, Michigan State University Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (MATRIX), Lethbridge University, Canada, as well as experts from the University of Lagos Department of Computer Science, the Centre hopes to engage in individual and collaborative research projects, to develop computer applications relevant to humanistic research and social transformation, and to use creative interdisciplinary approaches to conduct cutting-edge and innovative research projects.