Exploring digital and computational research in humanities & social sciences

Next event : 15 - 17 April 2024

Invited institutions: UMP, UNIVEN, UL

Learn more about DH-IGNITE Northern Region

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?

Where is DH-IGNITE happening next?

Ready to participate?

Applications are now closed.

DH-IGNITE Northern Region will be held in Polokwane from 15 - 17 April 2024.

This event is open to researchers, students and professional support staff interested and/or involved in Digital Humanities or Computational Social Sciences research. Participants must be affiliated with one of the public universities in Limpopo or Mpumalanga.

SADiLaR will sponsor participation of selected nominees in liason with Deans and Library Directors from University of Limpopo, University of Venda, and University of Mpumalanga.

SADiLaR will also sponsor event fees (excluding travel & accommodation) for selected individuals who are not nominated by their Dean or Library Directors.

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.

Teasers from our previous events

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

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)

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