Centre for Digital Humanities,
University of Lagos

About Us

Driven by Collaboration,
Focused on Health Transformation

A Collaborative anchored in Africa

In conjunction with some international partners, such as English and Digital Linguistics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, Prof Dan O’Donnell, University of Leithbridge, Canada, Department of Modern Languages and Digital Humanities, University of Verona, Italy, as well as experts from the University of Lagos Department of Computer Science, the Centre hopes to engage in individual and collaborative research projects, to develop computer applications relevant to humanistic research and social transformation, and to use creative interdisciplinary approaches to conduct cutting-edge and innovative research projects.

The Value of our Profile

The CENTRE FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (CEDHUL) was established in response to the yawning gap in the field of digital humanities research and learning in Africa and the growing need to retool scholars and researchers in the human sciences.

We are the pioneers and foremost interdisciplinary research and academic unit in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa focusing on research and scholarship in the field of digital humanities. Our main goal is to promote the use of computer methodologies and digital tools for innovative interdisciplinary research projects and studies in the humanities and liberal sciences such as history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, law, economics, political science and other disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

We provide a digital research environment (DRE) that fosters research and studies in technology-driven approaches that aid the investigation of humanistic phenomena while allowing for the integration of insight anchored on computer technologies into the realities and possibilities of human society.


We organise summer schools, workshops, seminars and conferences that will provide the platform to raise and equip a new generation of scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Our activities will equally generate ideas, demonstrate the usefulness of computer methodologies to humanistic studies and disseminate research outcomes to benefit the larger society.

It is hoped that the Centre will soon emerge as an intellectually stimulating international research hub that will encourage scholars and researchers to investigate the different ways in which digital technologies, web-based resources and ICT are opening new ways for research projects in languages, literature, culture, history, philosophy, creative arts and media studies, as well as in the personal and social experiences of humans in modern society. As such, CEDHUL hopes to build the capacity of graduates of humanities with additional skills to compete successfully in the global/digital job market.


At the Conference on "Digital English Worldwide: Focus on Africa and Beyond" held at the University of Technology, Chemnitz, July 14-15, 2023

Our Director, Prof Tunde Ope-Davies was inducted as Member, Nigerian Academy of Letters on Thursday, 10th August, 2023