Exploring digital and computational research in humanities & social sciences
Dates: 23 - 25 August 2023
Venue: Gauteng (TBC)
Invited institutions: UP, UNISA, TUT, VUT, SMU, WITS, UJ, CUT, UFS, SPU, NWU, CSIR, HSRC
DH-IGNITE KwaZulu-Natal (October 2022) and Western Cape (March 2023)
DH-IGNITE is a regional event hosted by SADiLaR and the ESCALATOR programme aiming to support the development of an active community of practice in Digital Humanities (DH) and Computational Social Sciences (CSS) in South Africa.
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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
Please note that there are no costs involved to participate in DH-IGNITE. Conference fees for participants who are either nominated for participation by their faculties or library directors, or who are accepted through the open application system, will be sponsored by SADiLaR via the ESCALATOR programme.
SADiLaR will sponsor accommodation for a maximum of 2 nominated participants from each invited institution in liaison with deans from the Faculties of Humanities. Travel will not be included.
Travel, accommodation, dinner, and other incidentals for other participants will be for faculties/departments/participants own cost.
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.