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What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19). Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa.

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DHASA 2019 Call for Abstracts

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2nd International Digital Humanities Association of Southern African Conference hosted at the University of Pretoria. Pre-conference workshops and training will take place from 25 - 27 March and with conference proceedings taking place on 28 and 29 March 2019. Read more...

DHASA2019 Call for Abstracts


DHASA ADHO Constituent Organisation Status

At the DH2018 International Conference in Mexico City DHASA has been admitted as Constituent Organisation within the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations. Read more

Digital Humanities (DH)

“(....) form a bridge between the traditional practices of research and the opportunities afforded by technology, providing scholars with new ways of looking at old problems, and the methods, tools and frameworks to support them in novel avenues of enquiry.”1 The increased availability of language-based digital resources across disciplines, the growth of Big Data and access to different types of software (many open- sourced) open new dimensions for research in the humanities and social sciences. There are currently more than 400 tertiary institutions formally involved in Digital Humanities worldwide.2 

Scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Ask new research questions that have never been possible before due to a lack of accessible resources create a network of potential new research resources from related or even different disciplines make use of existing software to assist in the research process, or develop appropriate software visualise the results of your research in new formats.