CALL FOR PROPOSALS/PAPERS
LAGOS HUMBOLDT KOLLEG IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES-2017 (LHKDH-2017)
(1st International Conference in Digital Cultures and Digital Scholarship in Nigeria)
November 14 – 18, 2017
University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
COMMUNICATIONS, CULTURES AND SCIENCES IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL
TECHNOLOGY: CREATING THE SPACE AND THE SPARK FOR INNOVATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
It is our pleasure to announce the 1st International Conference in Digital Humanities (Tagged:
LAGOS HUMBOLDT KOLLEG IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES-2017) sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany which will take place at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria from November 14-18, 2017.
This Humboldt Kolleg aims to create the collaborative space and the intellectual spark that will ignite scholarly debates and contributions on the increasing importance and application of digital technologies in the multidisciplinary forum for humanities and sciences. It will throw more light on the usefulness of interdisciplinary collaborations among scholars in the humanities, core sciences, social sciences and information and communication technology.
Digital culture is a blanket concept that describes the idea that technology and the Internet significantly shape the way we interact, behave, think, and communicate as human beings in a societal setting. It is the product of pervasive technology and limitless access to information …. (Clayton d’Arnault, 2015).
This conference encourages contributions, scholarly papers, data-driven research, and discussions on how digital tools can be utilised to explore innovative ideas in the humanities, promote research collaborations, scientific innovations, social transformation and national development.
It hopes to bring together Humboldtians in the humanities and mainstream sciences as well as other scholars, scientists, researchers and junior scholars as well as other relevant stakeholders.
We particularly encourage doctoral students and junior researchers to apply so that they can utilise this opportunity to present their research works, interact with established scholars and researchers, and expand their research networks.
The Conference will also run a special session on successful sponsorship opportunities in Germany, especially through Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and DAAD.
The following sub-themes/topics, among others, will be of particular interest:
Technologies, Humanities and Sciences: Fostering Indispensable Nexus
Digital technologies, literature and cultural economies
Language, Communications and Technologies
Digital Humanities and scientific communities
Digital Technologies and the Sciences: Creating the Collaborative Research Bridge
Digital tools for the Sciences: Communicating & Collaborating for Innovative Research
Big Data Phenomena: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
New Media and Humanities
New Media and Sciences
Software Development for the Humanities: The Role of the Sciences
New Technologies and Governance
Digital Humanities and National Development
Digital Scholarship, Science & Innovation
Please feel free to submit proposals along these sub-themes and other related topics for presentation at:
Plenary/Parallel Lectures E-Poster Sessions
How to submit your proposal
Abstracts/Proposals for papers should be submitted using the online form which should include a maximum 300-word abstract, in English, for a 20-minute paper. Link to the online form:
You may also email your abstract directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All successful proposals will be notified by 30th September 2017.
Successful abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts.
It is anticipated that after the conference good papers adjudged publishable after a peer-review process will be selected for inclusion in our Book of Conference Proceedings to be published by an International Academic Publishers in Germany. It may also be published in our Volume 1, No 1, Lagos Journal of Digital Humanities (An International Journal of Digital Cultures and Digital Scholarship) established recently.
Please contact the following LOC members for any question/inquiry:
Dr Moji Shodipe – University of Lagos +234-8022233581
Dr Kofo Adedeji – University of Lagos +234-8023353981
Felix Oke – Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos +234-8157991944
Ayodeji Adedara – University of Lagos +234-7032519815
Bursary Award: Please be informed that a number of partial bursary awards will be given to cover accommodation costs for presenters (especially doctoral students and early career scholars) from outside Lagos whose abstracts are considered to be of very high quality.
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
For more information, email the Programme Chair: Dr Solomon Azumurana – University of Lagos
+234 8033047142 [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] or or Ayodeji Adedara
Convener, Tunde Opeibi, PhD [Digital Humanities Research Unit, University of Lagos]