The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) organised its third conference with the theme “Digitally Human, Artificially Intelligent”. The field of Digital Humanities is currently still rather underdeveloped in Southern Africa. Hence, this conference has several aims. First, to bring together researchers who are interested in showcasing their research from the broad field of Digital Humanities. By doing so, this conference provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art of Digital Humanities especially in the Southern Africa region. This includes Digital Humanities research by people from Southern Africa or research related to the geographical area of Southern Africa.
Second, the conference allows for information sharing among researchers interested in Digital Humanities as well as network building. By bringing together researchers working on Digital Humanities from Southern Africa or on Southern Africa, we hope to boost collaboration and research in this field.
Third, affiliated workshops and tutorials provide information for researchers to learn about novel technologies and tools. These related events are aimed at researchers interested in the field of Digital Humanities, to focus on specific aspects of Digital Humanities or to provide practical information for researchers to move into the field or advance their knowledge in the field.
The 2nd International conference of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) focussed on African Digital Humanities and will take place from 25 – 29 March 2019 at the University of Pretoria.
DHASA 2019 intends to bring together both National and Internationals scholars in the DH domain covering applicable topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences arenas. The topics could focus on DH within the African and Southern African contexts, as well as on any topic related to methodological or computational aspects in DH.
The first call for papers is available. Topics include, but are not restricted to:
Language, Literature, Visual Art, Performance / Theatre Studies, Media Studies, Music, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language Technologies, Library Studies, Philosophy, Methodologies, Software/computation, Other.
The Conference will take place at the University of Pretoria and will attract high-level academic discussions and combine that with the collegial sharing of experiences in South Africa’s Administrative Capital.
Looking forward to hosting you at the DHASA 2019 conference.
The Inaugural Digital Humanities Conference of DHASA took place the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa on 17-19 January 2017. More than 90 participants attended from various parts of the country as well as some international delegates.
The official conference site can be found at http://dh2017.digitalhumanities.org.za