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Check it out here <a href="http://www.ulwazi.org/">http://www.ulwazi.org</a> </p> Bethany Nowviskie on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-763 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:34:29 +0000 Bethany Nowviskie 763@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>A relevant CFP just came over Humanist today. I reproduce it here:</p> <p>Call for Submissions Special Issue/Edited Volume</p> <p>Intersections of Heritage, Development &amp; Digital Technologies in<br /> Sub- -Saharan Africa</p> <p>Editors: Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. &amp; Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D.</p> <p>Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2011</p> <p>The editors seek abstracts (1,000- -1,500 words) including critical<br /> engagements with film, video, performance, art, music, museums,<br /> archives, websites for inclusion in an edited volume on the complex<br /> intersections of heritage, development and digital technologies in<br /> Sub- - Saharan Africa.</p> <p>Recent scholarship in development studies has highlighted the importance<br /> of new digital technologies as tools for furthering social justice, and<br /> has revealed continued economic and educational inequalities. How are<br /> information communication technologies (ITCs) being used, challenged,<br /> implemented, incorporated in grassroots and institutional heritage<br /> development in Sub- -Saharan Africa?</p> <p>Submissions should explore the implications for and impact of any form<br /> of digital media on teaching, policy, development and scholarship,<br /> including but not restricted to – digital/digitized materials, specific<br /> software, social media, virtual environments, audio or visual media, and<br /> the internet – on heritage, historic and cultural conservation, and<br /> development.</p> <p>Essayists are encouraged to address these among other questions through<br /> inter- -, multi- -, trans- -disciplinary approaches in the humanities,<br /> sciences, and social sciences.</p> <p>Possible topics for (but not limited to) essays include:</p> <p>• Teaching digital and virtual heritage as a subject<br /> • Distance learning<br /> • Digital texts and editions<br /> • Mapping software/Spatial Humanities<br /> • Collaboration (Community, across disciplines, etc)<br /> • Virtual worlds<br /> • Digital storytelling<br /> • Unintended consequences of using digital media<br /> • Authorial/Ownership issue<br /> • Creative commons<br /> • Ethics and digital media<br /> • Access issues / digital divides<br /> • Social media/social networking<br /> • Technologies of colonialism<br /> • Email and the historical record<br /> • Mobile technologies (cell phones, PDAs)<br /> • Cyberculture(s) and Race<br /> • Politics of knowledge; new knowledges<br /> • Globalization and digital media<br /> • Portability of learning materials<br /> • Class/race/gender/nation and digital media<br /> • Digital media and the arts<br /> • Personal vulnerability in the digital world<br /> • Creating digital media<br /> • Immediacy/Ubiquity of information<br /> • Discipline(ary) shifts</p> <p>Send submissions or inquiries as attachments in MS Word (.doc &amp; .docx)<br /> or Rich Text (RTF) to both: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. (jakschm@tcnj.edu) &amp;<br /> Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. (anieves@hamilton.edu), Editors.</p> <p>Authors will be notified by February 15, 2011. Final essays of 7,500- -<br /> 12,000 words will be required by May 15, 2011 </p> JenniferServenti on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-745 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 18:06:17 +0000 JenniferServenti 745@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>You might consider reviewing the projects related to Africa from MATRIX: The Center for Humane, Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University. </p> <p><a href="http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/category/africa/" rel="nofollow">http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/category/africa/</a></p> <p>Most, if not all, of the projects involve scholars from universities and other cultural heritage or governmental institutions from particular countries in Africa. </p> scotfrench on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-744 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:06:01 +0000 scotfrench 744@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Take a look at the Cape Coast Archive, created by Gina Haney and Michael Tuite and maintained by the Digital Media Lab at U.Va. Library.</p> <p><a href="http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/CapeCoastArchive/" rel="nofollow">http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/CapeCoastArchive/</a></p> <p>"The Cape Coast Archive represents a collaborative effort by the University of Virginia Library, the United States branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and Ghanaian institutions to document the unique cultural landscape of the Cape Coast, Ghana region for the purposes of preservation and education." </p> cutuchiqueno on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-738 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:57:57 +0000 cutuchiqueno 738@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Thanks a lot for the inspirations. I will follow the paths and see where I will get </p> Brian Rosenblum on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-737 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:54:35 +0000 Brian Rosenblum 737@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>You might check out eIFL and PKP. Neither of these originate in Africa but may help lead you to more info and contacts</p> <p><a href="http://eIFL.net">eIFL</a> has done a lot of work in Africa including promoting open access and training in digital library tools. You will find more info and contacts throughout their website.</p> <p>The <a href="http://pkp.sfu.ca/">Public Knowledge Project</a> has done several OJS workshops and sponsored research looking at scholarly publishing issues in Africa. Check out their website -- <a href="http://pkp.sfu.ca/search/node/africa">http://pkp.sfu.ca/search/node/africa</a> -- and conference blog -- <a href="http://blogs.ubc.ca/pkp2009/tag/africa/">http://blogs.ubc.ca/pkp2009/tag/africa/</a> for more information.</p> <p>. </p> Dave Lester on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-736 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:09:27 +0000 Dave Lester 736@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p><a href="http://www.chisimba.com/">Chismba</a> is an open source software development framework that has been developed in Africa and is supporting a number of digital projects ranging from e-learning, mobile, and digital archives. The project is based in South Africa, and there may be users that you'd be interested in contacting. </p> Bethany Nowviskie on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-734 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:41:48 +0000 Bethany Nowviskie 734@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Both of these projects originate from within the United States, but their developers may be able to point you to partnering African scholars or related work:</p> <p>the <a href="http://africamap.harvard.edu/">Harvard AfricaMap</a> initiative;</p> <p>and a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_qLpE_05VI">documentary on post-conflict Sierra Leone</a>, by Ernest Cole and Hope College students who were funded by a Mellon program to support student work in digital humanities. Sierra Leone is Ernest's home country. </p> Miriam Posner on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-733 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:24:54 +0000 Miriam Posner 733@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>I recently learned about <a href="http://www.ushahidi.com/about">Ushahidi</a>, an organization in Nairobi that has developed crowdsourcing software to document and map incidents of violence. The organization recently opened <a href="http://www.ihub.co.ke/pages/home.php">iHub</a>, a technology incubator in Nairobi. I don't know anyone personally, but their <a href="http://www.ushahidi.com/team">contact information</a> is listed on the website. </p> MelissaTerras on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-732 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:56:07 +0000 MelissaTerras 732@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>A few years ago I was part of a team that taught a workshop in Rhodes University, South Africa <a href="http://www.kantl.be/ctb/event/2003/rhodes.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.kantl.be/ctb/event/2003/rhodes.htm</a> - the contact there was John Gouws, who is now emeritus, but he may have ideas of who to contact (enjg@kudu.ru.ac.za). </p> cutuchiqueno on "Resources/Contacts for Digital Humanity Projects or Digital Humanists in Africa?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/resourcescontacts-for-digital-humanity-projects-or-digital-humanists-in-africa#post-730 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:15:42 +0000 cutuchiqueno 730@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>We plan a conference about Digital Humanities and differeant perspectives of the field. The aim is to show how broad the contexts of work and problems in the Digital Humanities are. Contexts are not only defined in a thematic way but also from a social approach. Because of this we want to prepare a slot for Digital Humanities or Digital Humanities like work in Africa. It would be fantastic if the one of you having some contacts maybe or knowing some online resources to prepare the topic could post it here. Thank you. </p>