Centre for Digital Humanities,
University of Lagos

Centre for Digital Humanities,
University of Lagos

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.

Welcome to CEDHUL

Born from a commitment to fostering inclusive, sustainable, and impactful health-focused initiatives, the Health Collaborative represents a fusion of bright minds and leading institutions.

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..

Our Activities 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.

Featured Projects & More

Preparing diverse youth for the meaningful work of transforming health and wellbeing in Africa through contextually-appropriate and sustainable primary healthcare.

Tetfund National Research Fund (NRF):

LitTech-Lagos 1.0 Project:

We are glad to announce a new #DigitalCorpus Project called LitTech-Lagos 1.0 which is a digital exploration of Lagos cityscape in literary works. It aims to explore the difference between tradition and modernity of texts written from the 1950s till the present. This project is credited to the CEDHUL Centre for Digital Humanities UNILAG in collaboration with UBFC - Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Rare Books and Digital Humanities.


Our Gallery and Event Memories

At the Conference on "Digital English Worldwide: Focus on Africa and Beyond" held at the University of Technology, Chemnitz, July 14-15, 2023


Our Director, Prof Tunde Ope-Davies was inducted as Member, Nigerian Academy of Letters on Thursday, 10th August, 2023


Dateline: 19th July 2023, University of Verona, Italy. The commencement of B2B Meeting on the Scientific Cooperation on Digital and Inclusive Humanities between the Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos and the University of Verona, Dept of Languages and Literatures


Recent Activities

*Upcoming Event*

2024 Symposium on African Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities, African Stories, and Agency

Building upon the success of the previous three symposiums held online, this year’s event marks an exciting transition to a hybrid format, combining both in-person and virtual participation. The symposium will take place at the scenic University of Ghana campus in Accra, inviting attendees to engage in enriching discussions, panels, and workshops, on the 15th and 16th of February 2024.

Promoting African Cultural Heritage

These Nigerian Emigrant writers—like Ben Okri, Helon Habila, Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, and Chris Abani—offer fresh insights into the reality and myths of Nigeria and Africa in their literary works, tackling the complex issues of race and national identity.

CEDHUL Wins Joint Grant

The grant, which is awarded by the Italian Ministry of Research, “Project of Excellence 2023-2027” is entitled “Inclusive Humanities, Development Perspectives in Research and Teaching”. It has a value of approximately 6.5 million Euros and will run from 2023 to 2027.