The African Digital Humanities initiative at the University of Kansas is headed by James Yeku in the Department of African and African-American Studies in partnership with staff from the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities.
James Yékú is an Assistant Professor of African and African American studies at the University of Kansas, where he leads the African digital humanities program. James studies the digital expressions of African cultural froms and writes on digital literary studies, Nollywood, and online visual cultures. He is the author of Cultral Netizenship: Social Media, Popular Culture, and Performance in Nigeria (Indiana University Press), and a book of poetry, Where the Baedeker Leads (Mawenzi House). His current digital projects include Digital Nollywood, which is an Omeka-based collection of vintage film posters from Nigeria, and Onitsha 2.0, projected to be a scholalry digital edition of market-litertaure pamphlets from Nigeria. James is a 2022 fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Germany.
Brian Rosenblum is Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, and Librarian for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas Libraries, where he has administrative, instructional, production and outreach responsibilities in support of a variety of digital humanities initiatives. He has over 20 years of library exprience in digital humanities, digital publishing, and scholarly communication, and has helped develop dozens of digital humanities projects and publications. In 2022 he was a digital humanities Fulbright Specialist in Accra, Ghana.