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4th Princeton Annual Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) on Africa and Digital Humanities
This year’s colloquium focuses on the ways in which digital technology and the study of Africa shape each other. As such, it looks at the new and innovative ways of researching, documenting, historizing, writing, and theorizing about the African continent and its people that stem out of the digital turn. It therefore aims to open up a broad conversation among researchers and scholars of Africa and its diaspora involved in using digital technology in the humanities, broadly defined.

In this two-day colloquium, there will be three panel discussions: Theorizing and Teaching of African Digital Humanities; Methods and Sources for African Digital Humanities; and Writing and Publishing in African Digital Humanities. The first panel focuses on sharing and comparing the ways in which researchers, scholars of Africa, and other professionals innovatively theorize and teach digital humanities. The second panel focuses on sources/archives and methods/tools that have been developed in the process of adapting digital humanities in the study of Africa and how they have – and can be – used in multi/interdisciplinary ways. The third panel focuses on comparing and sharing experiences on challenges of writing and publishing in the digital age. Since this is an emerging field, the colloquium is structured in such a way that senior graduate students and junior scholars will also share their works-in-progress and get useful feedback. The keynote address from Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka, on What Digital Humanities Means To Africa, and dialogical responses from Angel David Nieves, Bhakti Shringarpure, Mark Anthony Neal, and Wendy Laura Belcher, will set the stage for further discussions and collaborations.

Ultimately, we hope that this colloquium will bring Africa and its diaspora into continuing conversation about the past, present, and future development of African Digital Humanities.
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