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Digital Humanities – the perspective of Africa Conference 2019 (Funded to Leiden, The Netherlands)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – DH the perspective of Africa workshop. 1-5 July in Leiden, Netherlands prior to the DH2019 conference. Travel bursaries available. Limited seats, so APPLY NOW. 

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019

Eligible Countries: African Countries

To be taken at (country): Leiden, The Netherlands

About the Award: In 2019 the ADHO Digital Humanities conference will take place from 9-12 July in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the week before DH2019, i.e. 1-5 July 2019, the Lorentz Center in Leiden (also The Netherlands) will host a satellite workshop aimed at the articulation of the specific developments in the field of DH that are taking shape in Africa and their potential to enhance the global DH agenda. In addition, attention will be given to capacity building and the planning of initiatives along the lines of ‘science4development’. The programme will include introductions into the infrastructural support for DH and the most widely used data analysis methods with the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Type: Workshop

Eligibility: The workshop will welcome students and early-career scholars from the African continent for a week of lectures, tutorials, presentations, networking and debate. The selected participants are expected to attend DH2019 in Utrecht as well.

Number of Awards: 20 

Value of Award: Grants to cover the costs for travel and accommodation during the Lorentz workshop and DH2019, plus the conference fee for DH2019 can be applied for. Participants and/or the institutions they are affiliated to will be asked for contribution to the costs of accommodation during the workshop and DH2019.

Duration of Programme:  1 July 2019 To 05 July 2019

Selection Criteria and Procedure: For the allocation of workshop places the following elements will be taken into account:
– motivation letter by applicant (700-1000 words)
– letter of support  by supervisor (max 1 page)

In their motivation letter applicants should indicate:
– their research interests and current or planned research;
– their digital skills and the DH competences they would like to develop
and/or to improve during the workshop;
– their earlier involvement in DH events (workshops, etc.) as a
participant or otherwise.

In the selection procedure extra weight will be attributed to applications from (co)authors of contributions proposed for the DH2019 conference programme. In addition diversity across the dimensions such as geography and gender will be sought.

The selection of participants is in the hands of a committee of scholars and experts involved in leading one or more workshop sessions.
Selected participants will be expected to prepare themselves for the workshop by submitting a personal profile that can be shared (template will be provided) with the workshop lecturers.

How to apply

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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