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African Studies in the Digital Age

Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 AM
Erlicher Room, North Quad

Organized by the African Studies Center at the University of Michigan, this seven-day workshop will open a wide-ranging conversation between African Studies scholars and digital humanities scholars around issues of the role of new technologies in the study of Africa, the preservation and circulation of African, the articulation of global partnerships, the questions of audience, and legal issues. The object is to bring practitioners involved in the nuts-and-bolts of specific digital projects together with scholars working more generally on pedagogy and platforms in the digital domain. This workshop is the second installment of the program “Joining Theory and Empiricism in the Remarking of the African Humanities: A Transcontinental Collaboration,” a five-year interdisciplinary research and teaching partnership between the African Studies Center at the University of Michigan and the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program aims to foster and strengthen innovative research in the humanities and closely affiliated fields in the social sciences with the objective of building a transcontinental community of scholars who addresses ambitious theoretical questions that resonate with local, regional, and global experiences.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please contact Sandra Schulze at Please include in the registration email two or three sentences by way of a self-introduction.

For complete schedule of event, please visit the African Studies in the Digital Age website »