The African Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Kansas is hosting a two-day symposium on African Digital Storytelling. The symposium begins on October 8th and will be available to stream on both Zoom and YouTube.

The program features scholars from around the world who will engage platforms such as social media, video games, and online archives in the process of producing knowledge about Africa’s digital and cultural footprint.

Confirmed speakers include Brittle Paper’s very own Dr. Ainehi Edoro who will present a paper titled “Achebe Etcetera: Building a Literary Archive One Instagram Post at a Time. ” Also presenting are writer and linguist Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, Shola Adenekan, Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, Ama-Bemma, and many other notable scholars.

The symposium on African Digital Storytelling is free and open to anyone interested in storytelling and the digital humanities.

See the full program below:

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