List of projects, organizations, and other resources related to digital humanities in, from, or about Africa.
African Digital Heritage – Advancing heritage through technology
50 years since the publication of Walter Rodney’s critical work How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, African Digital Heritage together with Savvy Contemporary, bring you an audio archive of radical and creative Kenyans disentangling the myth of development.
Digital Humanities Association in Nigeria
To address critical intellectual, research and infrastructural gaps that existed in the traditional disciplines in the Human Sciences in this part of the Global South in spite of the explosion in digital technologies and computational approaches to studies outside the core sciences.
Digital Humanities Association of Southern African (DHASA)
The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) was established in April 2016 to promote the understanding and practice of digital approaches to humanities scholarship across the southern African region.
Digital Nollywood is an ongoing digital project established in 2018 to preserve the material history of the film medium in Nigeria, particularly Nollywood, the video-film industry that emerged in the 1990s.
Global Poetics Project
The Global Poetics Project is foremost dedicated to the print worlds, poetry, and poetics from what has been referred to as the Global South/ Third-World/ Postcolonial world, as well as multiethnic poetry. The GPP has a focus on post-1960s poetry, with its archives and exhibits emphasizing the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and its poet mapping and archiving leaning more closely to the 21st century. As the name GPP suggests, this lab is invested in engaging with poetry from around the world in whatever forms or mediums it may appear.
Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities
Migration Stories seeks to gather stories in various forms about both the experience of immigration for Africans and the impact of changing demographics for Midwestern communities.
Network for Digital Humanities in Africa
The Network for Digital Humanities in Africa was born out of the workshop Digital Humanities: the perspective of Africa, a satellite event of DH2019.
Onitsha Market Literature Collection, University of Kansas
Onitsha Market Literature consists of stories, plays, advice and moral discourses published primarily in the 1960s by local presses in the lively market town of Onitsha, an important commercial site in the Igbo-speaking region of southeastern Nigeria. Twenty-one pamphlets from Onitsha Market appear here fully digitized and annotated to exemplify styles of expression found in this intriguing form of African popular literature.
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).SADiLaR has an enabling function, with a focus on all official languages of South Africa, supporting research and development in the domains of language technologies and language-related studies in the humanities and social sciences.