Exploring digital and computational research in humanities & social sciences

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Exploring digital and computational research in humanities & social sciences

What is DH-IGNITE?

DH-IGNITE is a regional event hosted by SADiLaR as part of the ESCALATOR programme. Through the event we aim to bring people together who are interested to learn more about Digital Humanities (DH) and Computational Social Sciences (CSS) as well as those who are already active in these fields.

The programme is open to researchers, postgraduate student and professional academic staff affiliated with South African public universities and research institutes.

  • 5 DH-IGNITE events to reach all 26 public universities across the country.
  • We’ll be exploring digital/computational methodologies in humanities and social sciences!

What is DH-IGNITE?

Teasers from our previous events

DH-IGNITE KwaZulu-Natal (October 2022), Western Cape (March 2023) and Central & Western Region (Aug 2023)

Where is DH-IGNITE happening next?

Access resources from past DH-IGNITE events

DH-IGNITE KwaZulu-Natal (18 - 19 Oct 2022)

DH-IGNITE Western Cape (8 - 10 Mar 2023)

DH-IGNITE Central & Western Region (23 - 25 Aug 2023)

Who should attend?

Each event will be open to participants from the relevant regional South African institutions as listed on the respective event pages. Dedicated spaces will be available to representatives nominated by the Humanities & Social Sciences Dean or Library Director from each university.
Additional spaces will be available by application.

Humanities and social sciences researchers as well as computational researchers at all career stages

Humanties and social sciences lecturers interested in renewing curricula to include digital and computational components

Postgraduate students in humanities and social sciences and computational research wanting to grow their networks

Deans, directors, and other research managers keen to learn about opportunities for growing digital and computational research and sharing challenges

Librarians and archivists involved in DH or CSS projects or supporting humanities and social sciences researchers

Anyone working in a humanities and social sciences research environment providing support or infrastructure for digital and computational research

Ready to participate?

DH-IGNITE Eastern Cape will be held in conjunction with DHASA 2023.

Please note anyone may register for DHASA 2023 as it is a regular academic conference. To register, please visit the DHASA website.

SADiLaR will sponsor participation of selected nominees in liason with Deans from the relevant universities.

Participants will have to sign a no-show fee form confirming that they will be liable to refund SADiLaR for conference costs should they not attend the conference without valid and timely communication with the programme team.

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