Building new global DH communities: Africa and beyond

moderated discussion / birds of a feather (BoF)
  1. 1. Juan Steyn

    South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)

  2. 2. Tunde Ope-Davies

    University of Lagos

  3. 3. Felix Ameka

    Leiden University

  4. 4. Sara Petrollino

    Leiden University

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DH has been expanding almost exponentially over the past few years, with the DH2019 conference being the biggest conference to date with more than 1000 participants. Despite this large number, broad representation of a global DH community is still lagging behind, with North-America and Europe still representing more than 80% of the participants despite international growth elsewhere, especially in Africa.  This forum aims to build on this foundation of DH2019 as well as the work done by GO::DH and aims to further facilitate discussions around the theme of how we can promote global DH intersections, accessibility and participation not just for African DH scholars but any independent scholar.The forum will have three elements:Pre-conference engagement with the DH communityThe forum session at DH2020.Dissemination of results as part of an enhanced publicationDiscussion points will be facilitated through multimodal asynchronous contributions before, during (streaming) and after the conference.  

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO