Unit for Languages and Literature in the South African Context - 2nd Digital Humanities Workshop Programme

Programme

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Theme: Digital Humanities: How could it benefit me as a researcher?

  • The aim of this workshop and training sessions is to provide a researcher with tools and hands-on experience that will benefit his/her research.
  • Establishment of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA)

Monday 4 April 2016 

Venue: NWU Gallery Potchefstroom Campus - Building E7 - Ferdinand Postma Library

8h00 Registration

9h00 Welcome

9h15 Keynote and discussion – Prof Paul Arthur – University of Western Sydney

Topic: Research Innovation in the 21st-Century: Connecting Disciplines

The field of digital humanities has expanded rapidly over the past decade, with new research centres, associations and activities proliferating worldwide. The ‘inter-discipline’, as it is sometimes referred to, has created a dynamic new space of productive engagement between disciplines and researchers, and has enabled complex research challenges to be addressed from multiple perspectives and using new methods. The success of digital humanities can be linked in part to its emphasis on collaboration and knowledge exchange. A vast variety of research and creative production now constitutes this evolving field, from leading work in the humanities and social sciences through to the science and information technology disciplines and beyond. This talk considers recent and future directions in digital humanities and argues that connecting expertise across disciplines is key to research innovation in the digital era.

11h00 Tea

11h30 Keynote and discussion – Dr Andre Goodrich

12h30 Lunch break – No lunch provided

14h00 Keynote and discussion – Prof Fanci Greyling

Topic: Digitale Literatuur – Praktiese voorbeeld: Byderhand.net

Topic: Digital Literature – Practical application: Byderhand.net

Topic: Creating a virtual museum through collaboration

 

After keynote delegates are welcome to experience the Byderhand.net project themselves in the NWU Potchefstroom Botanical Garden

 

(Prof Mark Algee-Hewitt had to withdraw due to medical reasons)

Monday evening - Networking event

Venue: NWU Gallery Potchefstroom Campus - Building E7 - Ferdinand Postma Library

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Venue: NWU Gallery Potchefstroom Campus - Building E7 - Ferdinand Postma Library

9h00 Group discussion

Topic: Introduction to Digital Literacies – How does it benefit a researcher?

10h00 Group Discussion Best Practices – Digital Humanities Data

11h30 Tea

12h00 Group Discussion

Topic: How to foster a collaborative environment

12h45 Lunch – No lunch provided

14h00 Establishment of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA)

Wednesday 6 April – 8 April 2016

3-Day workshops

Details about the venues and training programme will be communicated directly to participants

The aim of the training sessions is to provide a researcher with tools and hands-on experience that will benefit his/her research.

1-Day colloquium Digitale Literatuur - Will be presented in Afrikaans. We are in a process of obtaining interpreters for the colloquium.

Details about the workshop available here