By Ayo Kehinde
Professor Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi), Founder, Director Centre for Digital Humanities.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, declare open the 3rd Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities (LSSDH-2021) under the chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe at the University of Lagos.
The German Consul-General, Dr Stefan Traumann, will also grace the occasion
According to a press release by the convener, Professor Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi), founder and director of the Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Lagos and a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Lagos State Governor, the Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities, first of its kind in Africa, is a multi-disciplinary forum organised to raise, train and equip humanities scholars with skills in digital technologies.
As a blended programme, global audience will participate virtually while a handful of in-person participants will attend.
According to Ope-Davies; “Participants are expected from about six West African countries. The weeklong international workshop will focus on the application of digital tools for research and knowledge production in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences.
“The courses will show how new technologies have continued to evolve new insights and approaches that will contribute to social transformation, innovation and capacity building for these young scholars. They will become an army of researchers and industry players that can drive the process of digital revolution that will enhance the quest towards a knowledge-based society in Africa.”