Welcome to CEDHUL
It is my pleasure to welcome you 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.
Professor Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi)
Chair & Principal Investigator, CEDHUL, Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation & Visiting Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
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...
- 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;..
We organise 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.
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.
Testimonies from Participants
I was privileged to take part in the LSS-DH, 2018 and was delighted on many counts. First, it gave me the opportunity to discover a new area in the humanities ( I had scarcely heard of it before). I find the area very relevant in my present research endeavor and teaching methodology... Read More
Prof. Valentine N Ubanako
Department of Bilingual Studies Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Scences University of Yaounde 1-Cameroon
The workshop is not just an eye opener but it is a revolution as it has answered lots of questions and made lots of clarifications on what the future of humanities could be in this technology age. Basically, everything learnt is new, ranging from the software, such as project Gutenberg to the Webcorp Linguist’s Search Engine, Voyant, AntConc etc... Read more...
The experiences gathered at the Lagos Summer School for Digital Humanities 2018 were educative and amazing. New digital tools and techniques for textual analysis were learnt such as Voyant, Python, Sketch Engine, Jupiter, AntConc and so on. Some of the tools were practically demonstrated using different texts which have been converted and extracted to explain the application... Read more
Adetunji Olajumoke & Adesewa Odesanya
Postgraduate Students, University of Ibadan, Nigeria