CEDHUL Wins Volkswagen Grant for 3rd Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities

The Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos (CEDHUL), has been awarded the Volkswagen Foundation Grant to host the 3rd Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH) at the University of Lagos.

The annual training, which is being organised in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Institute, University of Cologne, Germany, will hold as a blended event (i.e. physically and virtually) at the University of Lagos as scheduled below:

Date:              Sunday, May 9 – Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time:              8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily

Venue:           Faculty of Arts and Online (links to be communicated soon)

Theme:          Reconfiguring Research and Scholarship in the Human Sciences: A Technology-Driven Capacity Building Forum in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Opening Ceremony:            Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Time:                                      10:00 a.m.

Venue:                                   Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theatre, UNILAG

Special Guest of Honour:   Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, Governor of Lagos State

Special Guest:                      Dr. Stefan Traumann, Consul-General, Embassy of Germany, Lagos Consulate

Chairman and Chief Host: Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos

Host:                                       Professor Olufunke Adeboye, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos

Co-Hosts:                               (i) Prof. ‘Tunde Ope-Davies, Director, Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos (CEDHUL)

(ii) Prof Oyvind Eide, Director, Institute for Digital Humanities, University of Cologne. Germany

LSSDH is a week-long international interdisciplinary workshop for postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students. Over 60 participants from Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa will attend this year’s Summer School, while several other scholars from Africa and beyond will participate virtually.

Scholars and researchers in the humanities who are now deploying digital tools for research and innovation have been produced from this Institute. This was actualised through the grant that was awarded under the Volkswagen Foundation’s Scheme, “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa“. The grant is valued at over €45,000 with the University of Cologne, Germany, as the fund administrator.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on behalf of the University community, congratulates the Director of CEDHUL, Prof. ‘Tunde Ope-Davies on acquiring this prestigious award for the second time in row.

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