The Princeton African Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) is hosting a two-day colloquium from November 16-17 on Africa & Digital Humanities. The event will take place in the form of a webinar featuring keynote addresses and three panel discussions.

The PAHC was founded in 2013 by Professor Simon Gikandi, the Chair of English at Princeton University, and it aims to promote research in African studies by providing an annual platform and funding for scholars to engage in projects focused in African humanities. This year’s colloquium “looks at the new and innovative ways of researching, documenting, historizing, writing, and theorizing about the African continent and its people that stem out of the digital turn.”

Confirmed speakers include Brittle Paper’s very own Dr. Ainehi Edoro, Sean Jacobs of Africa is a Country, Bhakti Shringarpure of Warscapes, Mark Anthony Neal of Left of Black, and many more digital archivists of African cultural production.

Registration is free and accessible to guests with Zoom accounts.

Click here to register!

See the full program below:


KEYNOTE: Address and Responses (November 16, 10am-12pm ET)


Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka – University of Buea/CaPROWN(link is external) –[email protected]


Angel David Nieves – Northeastern University/Apartheid Heritages(link is external) – [email protected]

Bhakti Shringarpure – University of Connecticut/Warscapes(link is external) – [email protected]

Mark Anthony Neal – Duke University/Left of Black(link is external) – [email protected]

Wendy Laura Belcher – Princeton University/PEMM(link is external) – [email protected]

Chair: Simon Gikandi – Princeton University/PAHC – [email protected]


Lunch Break Recorded Digital Initiative Showcase (November 16, 12:45pm-12:55pm)

Majimaji War Heritage(link is external): Nancy Rushohora – Stellenbosch University – [email protected]


PANEL 1: Theorizing and Teaching of African Digital Humanities (November 16, 1pm-3pm)

James Yeku – The University of Kansas/Digital Nollywood(link is external) – [email protected]

Hlonipha Mokoena – University of the Witwatersrand/WISER(link is external) – [email protected]

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang – University of Ghana/SIT(link is external) – [email protected]

Ainehi Edoro-Glines – University of Wisconsin-Madison/Brittle Paper(link is external) – [email protected]

Discussant: Laila Hussein Moustafa – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/CGS(link is external) – [email protected]



PANEL 2: Methods and Sources for African Digital Humanities (November 17, 10am-12pm)

Chao Tayiana – African Digital Heritage(link is external) – [email protected]

Eleni Castro – Boston University/Ajami Project (link is external)– [email protected]

Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi) – University of Lagos/CEDHUL(link is external) – [email protected]

Nontsikelelo Mutiti – Virginia Commonwealth University/Black Chalk & Co.(link is external) – [email protected]

Discussant: Peter Alegi – Michigan State University/Africa Past & Present(link is external) – [email protected]


Lunch Break Recorded Digital Initiative Showcase (November 17, 12:45pm-12:55pm)

The Africa I Know (TAIK(link is external)): Adji Bousso Dieng – Princeton University – [email protected]


PANEL 3: Writing and Publishing in African Digital Humanities (November 17, 1pm-3pm)

Ng’ang’a Wahu-Mũchiri – University of Nebraska-Lincoln – [email protected]

Kim Gallon – Purdue University/Black Press Research Collective(BPRC)(link is external) – [email protected]

Msia Kibona Clark – Howard University/Hip Hop in Africa Blog & Podcast(link is external) – [email protected]

Sean Jacobs – The New School/Africa is a Country(link is external) – [email protected]

Discussant:  Lorelle D. Semley – College of the Holy Cross – [email protected]


*Organizer: Chambi Chachage – Princeton University – [email protected]