[Corpora-List] Call for participation DHASA Conference 2021

Menno van Zaanen menno.vanzaanen at nwu.ac.za
Wed Nov 3 13:35:48 CET 2021

Call for participation DHASA Conference 2021 https://dh2021.digitalhumanities.org.za/

Theme: “Digitally Human, Artificially Intelligent”

Conference: 29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is organizing its third conference with the theme “Digitally Human, Artificially Intelligent”. The field of Digital Humanities is currently still rather underdeveloped in Southern Africa. Hence, this conference has several aims. First, to bring together researchers who are interested in showcasing their research from the broad field of Digital Humanities. By doing so, this conference provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art of Digital Humanities especially in the Southern Africa region. This includes Digital Humanities research by people from Southern Africa or research related to the geographical area of Southern Africa.

Second, the conference allows for information sharing among researchers interested in Digital Humanities as well as network building. By bringing together researchers working on Digital Humanities from Southern Africa or on Southern Africa, we hope to boost collaboration and research in this field.

Third, affiliated workshops and tutorials provide information for researchers to learn about novel technologies and tools. These related events are aimed at researchers interested in the field of Digital Humanities, to focus on specific aspects of Digital Humanities or to provide practical information for researchers to move into the field or advance their knowledge in the field.

The DHASA conference is an interdisciplinary platform for researchers working on all areas of Digital Humanities (including, but not limited to language, literature, visual art, performance and theatre studies, media studies, music, history, sociology, psychology, language technologies, library studies, philosophy, methodologies, software and computation, etc.). It aims to create the conditions for the emergence of a scientific Digital Humanities community of practice.

Given the current state of the Covid pandemic, the conference will be fully virtual.


The conference programme (including co-located events) can be found on the DHASA 2021 website: https://dh2021.digitalhumanities.org.za/schedule/

Co-located events

The conference boasts several co-located events, including the 2nd RAIL workshop (https://bit.ly/3eBimo9), and a range of tutorials (e.g., CATMA, Glosario hackathon, WikimediaZA edit-a-thon, Digitalization and Visualization (A practical approach with TEI data), Text Mining for Newbies, Expanding the influence of DH throughout the humanities – Introducing Gale Digital Scholar Lab).


Participation at the conference and all co-located events is free, but DHASA membership (only ZAR250!) is required.

Organizing Committee

Andiswa Bukula Rooweither Mabuya Franziska Pannach Amanda du Preez Oghenere Salubi Mmasibidi Setaka Anusha Sewchurrana Menno van Zaanen

-- Prof Menno van Zaanen menno.vanzaanen at nwu.ac.za Professor in Digital Humanities South African Centre for Digital Language Resources https://www.sadilar.org

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