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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of  the Digital Humanities Research Unit (DIHRU), University of Lagos, Nigeria. 

At DIHRU we are committed to the investigation of  the different  ways  computers and new media technologies as well as other digital methods  are opening new avenues for research into the human experience,  and social phenomena that impact humanity.

The Research Unit is currently conducting a research project on the compilation of  the Corpus of  Nigeria New Media Discourse in English(CONNMDE).

We are determined to promote interdisciplinary research and conversation on the intersection between the humanities and computer sciences.

We invite you to explore our resources and join the conversation.


Professor Tunde Opeibi

Chair & Principal Investigator

Visiting Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


This research centre hopes to engage in individual and collaborative research projects that draw insights, principles and approaches from methodologies in Computer Sciences, Information Technologies, Social Sciences and the Humanities. The Unit will accommodate the varied research interests/programmes in the disciplines that are currently domiciled in the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos.



The Unit hopes to become an intellectually-stimulating international research hub that will encourage scholars and researchers willing to investigate different ways in which digital technologies, web-based resources and ICT are opening new ways for research projects in languages, literature, cultures, and historical, media studies, personal and social experiences of man in modern society.

Current Research

Construction of the CORPUS OF NIGERIA NEW MEDIA DISCOURSE IN ENGLISH (CONNMDE) in conjunction with Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.

Research Groups & Infrastructure

  • Research Group in New Media & Society
  • Research Group in Corpus Linguistics & Academic Discourse
  • Digital Media Laboratory


“Everything you can imagine is real”

 Pablo Picasso

Major International Collaborator


Take advantage of our annual International Summer Institute in Digital Cultures & Digital Scholarship


Our Unit organises need-based workshops that bridge the gaps between the towns and gowns


We offer consultation to professionals across every field of human endeavour

Professor Tunde Opeibi

Humboldt Fellow
Dept. of English
Chair & Principal Investigator

Dr Victor Odumuyiwa

Dept. of Computer Science
Technical Partner

Dr Moji Shodipe

Dept. of English

ayodeji adedara

Dept. of English