The Network for Digital Humanities in Africa was born out of the workshop Digital Humanities: the perspective of Africa, a satellite event of DH2019. The membership of the network is open to scholars who are interested in the development of digital humanities around the continent of Africa.
Augustine Farinola deposited TOWARDS SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: A PANASEA FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 1 day, 11 hours ago
In this essay, I examined the idea of ‘technological revolution’ to confirm whether it connotes a sort of incorporation of existing technologies as new ones emerges or whether it portrays a ‘sharp discontinuity’ from the prior technologies. I began by exploring the dictionary definitions of ‘revolution’ in order to appropriate its usage in re…[Read more]
Augustine Farinola deposited THE QUESTION OF RATIONALITY OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITION AND THE CHALLENGE OF COMPARATIVE DISCOURSE in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 1 day, 11 hours ago
During comparative discourse, some scholars have ridiculed African indigenous concepts, phenomena, beliefs, and worldview in a forceful attempt to allow it to fit into western framework and to avoid the charge of irrationality. It is against this background this essay attempt to establish the basis for the rationality of discourse within the…[Read more]
Augustine Farinola deposited THE QUESTION CONCERNING SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS AND RATIONALITY: KITCHER’S RESPONSE in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 1 day, 11 hours ago
Philip Kitcher is one of the most influential philosophers of science of the past two decades. In “The Advancement of Science (1993)”, he endeavor to probe the notions of progress and rationality in science. His position, in line with his teacher, Thomas Kuhn, was a critique of what he called ‘a legendary view of science’. Thus, he gave new int…[Read more]
Leah Junck deposited Between Phallus and Freedom: An Ethnography on the Embodied Experiences of Tinder Users in Cape Town in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
This presentation discusses whether the dating application Tinder and similarly organized applications reinforce rigid gender and other identities and addresses the potential of technologically enhanced selves to contest them. Notions of identity as well as aspects of power and agency in the context of dating apps are discussed by referring to…[Read more]
Benito Trollip deposited Identifying relations between characters in Afrikaans, Tshivenḓa, and Xitsonga books in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
The usefulness of computational linguistic tools, such as named entity recognition (NER) systems, in linguistic or literary studies of under-resourced languages is an area that is still relatively unexplored. In this study the CTexTools2 NER system, which perform NER on all official South African languages, are applied to one Afrikaans novel and…[Read more]
This research addresses the issues surrounding the low level of Digital Humanities (DH) technological consciousness among students and academics in the humanities discipline in Africa (Nigeria). The study, using online questionnaires, shows that despite the wide acceptance of DH Technological tools among some African scholars in the humanities,…[Read more]
Augustine Farinola deposited Towards an African Indigenous Model of Communication for Software Development in Digital Humanities in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Drawing insight from Toyin Falola’s call for African scholars to Africanize knowledge, this paper is an attempt to Africanize digital technological tools being used for research in African studies. Our aim is to address the challenges confronting scholars in African Studies, especially across the disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, in their d…[Read more]
Robert Tweheyo deposited A digital assessment tool for monitoring and planning food security interventions in rural households of Uganda in the group Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
In this paper, a digital assessment tool that is used to monitor food security in rural homesteads is presented. It provides instant results in the form of statistics that can help in planning for appropriate interventions. Food security is an essential and universal ingredient of any community’s well-being. The fact that food security is a c…[Read more]
Augustine Farinola started the topic Benefit of Digital Data from Africa to DH Global Communities in the discussion Network for Digital Humanities in Africa on Humanities Commons 4 months, 2 weeks ago
What more can we do to make the different stakeholders, such as language communities, benefit from the huge amount of digital data that has been produced for African and other languages?
How can we increase participation by scholars from the DH community, especially Africa and ensure that collaborations continued beyond DH events?