Join a community of women using digital and computational skills in research and beyond!
To get this track started in 2021, we kicked off during women’s month (August) with a series of talks by women who are involved in tech communities and women who are using various forms of digital and computational skills in their own research and teaching. A second series will be run during March 2022 to coincide with International Womens' Day.
All talks were recorded and is available on the ESCALATOR EMPOWER YouTube playlist.
Presentations and recordings can also be accessed via the blog post summarising the inaugeral EMPOWER series. Please read more…
All sessions were open to women involved in humanities or social sciences research or teaching at any of the public universities or research councils in South Africa. Social sciences and humanities undergraduates were welcome too!
No previous experience with digital scholarship or computational research required. We welcome anyone interested to learn more!
|Date||Day||Time||Topic||1st Speaker||Affiliation||2nd Speaker||Affiliation|
|5 August 2021||Thursday||10:00-11:00 SAST||How Stories Breathe: A Digital Perspective||Adaugo Isaac||WanaData||Dr Candice Livingston||Research coordinator, Faculty of Education, Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|12 August 2021||Thursday||10:00-11:00 SAST||R for Humanities and Social Sciences||Vebash Naidoo||RLadies||Dr. Ekemini Eyita-Okon||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS)|
|19 August 2021||Thursday||10:00-11:00 SAST||Growing tech skills as part of a community||Dr Angelique Trusler||The Carpentries||Dr Caroll Hermann||Faculty of Arts, University of Zululand|
|26 August 2021||Thursday||10:00-11:00 SAST||There's a place for you in this digital world!||Laura Mugeha||Regional Ambassador, YouthMappers||Dr Ingrid Brudvig||Independent Consultant, Digital Anthropologist|