DHASA Summer School 2022


The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is organizing a summer school. This summer school is targeted at interested students (and if place permits researchers) of the Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to broaden their knowledge in Digital Humanities’ tools and approaches.

The summer school offers a variety of presentations by lecturers on a range of topics, including the creation, management, analysis, and visualization of different forms of Humanities data. Several sessions will be hands-on tutorials, where students can experiment with the tools and methods that are presented. Therefore, participants are asked to bring their own laptops.

The summer school will take place from 31 October 2022 to 3 November 2022, which is before and alongside the North West University organized DH conference with the theme “Digital Humanities in Precarious Times“. The summer school and conference are organized as in-person events, taking place at the Riverside Sun Hotel, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. (Note that participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation.) The Registration costs are R500 per person for the entire summer school. (This does not include registration for the conference, which is done at the NWU organized conference website.) Participants are expected to attend the entire summer school.

Only a limited number of seats are available during the summer school.

Registration for the summer school should be done using the following form: https://forms.gle/vJEiHGDWe23KoMbk8.

DHASA, with financial support from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, offers a limited number of travel stipends for the summer school for people studying or working at South African Higher Education Institutions. Applying for the travel stipend can be done using the following form: https://forms.gle/nvEBsvMd9PNhyEN77. The deadline for applying for a travel stipend is 16 October 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the summer school or the registration, please contact Prof. Menno van Zaanen: [email protected]

Preliminary programme:

31 October 2022:
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Menno van Zaanen (SADiLaR): Welcome/Introduction
10:00-11:00 Information session: DHASA, Data Carpentries, SADiLaR, and Data Stewardship (Benito Trollip, SADiLaR)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Information session: Escalator, Digital Humanities Stakeholder Map (Benito Trollip, SADiLaR), and DH IGNITE
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Martin Puttkammer (NWU/CTexT): Human-Language-Technologies (HLT) Tools

1 November 2022:
09:00-16:00 Albi Odendaal & Liesl Van Der Merwe (NWU): Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti 22

2 November 2022:
14:00-15:00 Bobby Shabangu (UNDP): Content creation and management in WikimediaZA
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Bobby Shabangu (UNDP): Content creation and management in WikimediaZA

3 November 2022:
14:00-15:00 Febe de Wet (NWU): Working with Speech Data
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Febe de Wet (NWU): Working with Speech Data

DHASA appreciates the support of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS): This work is based on the research supported by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.