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UPDATE: Digital Scholar Series: Where is Digital Humanities?

UPDATE: Digital Scholar Series: Where is Digital Humanities?

In light of the Vice Chancellor's recent announcement, the DLS team will not be holding face-to-face presentations as part of their Learning Lunches series, until further notice.

They will be emailing those who have already registered and stopping online registrations.  They are also looking at ways of making their training materials more easily accessible online.  Currently, they are all available on the Open Science Framework (OSF) page - click here: https://osf.io/5avhm/ DLS will also be updating the platform with their slides for the upcoming lectures, as well as exploring how they can effectively deliver the material remotely.


About the Session

This presentation introduces Digital Humanities, seeking to identify its various approaches and diverse elements of practice. Using Achille Mbembe's assertion that "The Internet is Afropolitan" it also begins to contextualize Digital Humanities within the South African perspective, while also challenging the libraries to become the site of encounter between humanities and digital technologies for future projects. This talk focuses on the intersection between digital technologies and humanities research. How can the two fields help each other in developing new forms of research as well as serving as a tool for critical analysis. All those involved in research and research support are welcome.

About the Series

Digital Scholar - Are you interested in how the digital is affecting how we do scholarship? Learn skills covering Open Science, Digital Humanities, Linked Open Data and more! 

About Us


Registrations open Tuesday, 21 January 2020.


How to book your seat 

Booking page: Digital Scholar Series: Where is Digital Humanities? - Then click on the 'Begin Registration' tab and complete the sections.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hlanganani Junction - Level 5 - Chancellor Oppenheimer Library
Upper Campus
Digital Library Services

Event Organizer

Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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