The Southern African context current activities and projects

Members are encouraged to list specific projects related to Southern Africa and Africa in general on this website in order to showcase activities in within this domain.  The use of the term DH or Digital Humanities is still fairly new in Southern Africa. The Southern African research community has been actively involved with projects and initiatives in recent times that fall within the broader domain of Digital Humanities. The list if not comprehensive. All activities are not initiated by DHASA, nor is DHASA directly involved with all of these activities.

Pertinent Activities to promote Digital Humanities in Southern Africa 

Research Unit for Literature and Languages in the South African Context (NWU):

Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) 

Recent Developments

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)

Government support, through the Department of Science and Technology, as well as the combined effort of many South African Academics, made the establishment of SADiLaR possible. SADiLaR runs two programmes:

digitisation programme, which entails the systematic creation of relevant digital text, speech and multi-modal resources related to all official languages of South Africa.  The development of appropriate natural language processing software tools for research and development purposes are included as part of the digitisation programme.

Digital Humanities programme, which facilitates the building of research capacity by promoting and supporting the use of digital data and innovative methodological approaches within the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Various digitisation projects across many disciplines for many years:

Specific digitisation and/or DH projects

Southern African Context